Ron Paul – 36%
Santorum – 18%
Gingrich – 6%
Total of anti-Romney vote: 60%
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a prominent voice among some conservatives, said Romney has work to do to convince GOP voters he’s moved beyond his “pretty moderate past … even in some cases a liberal past.”
“I am not convinced, and I do not think the majority of GOP and independent voters are convinced,” Palin said on Fox News Sunday.
Santorum raised $3 Million in the three days after his sweep in Colorado, Missouri, and Minnesota.
The Maine vote totals reflected about 84 percent of the state’s precincts, with nearly 5,600 Republicans voting out of 258,000 registered.
That brings the official delegate count to 123 for Romney, 72 for Santorum, 32 for Gingrich and 19 for Paul, with 1,144 delegates needed for the nomination.
To keep up with the official Republican delegate count, please go to this Wall Street Journal site:
Santorum said Sunday he could do “exceptionally well” in Michigan, where Romney’s father served as governor. The Midwestern state and Arizona host Republican presidential nominating contests on Feb. 28.
“We’re going to spend a lot of time in Michigan and Arizona, and those are up next. And that’s where we’ve really been focusing on,” Santorum told ABC’s “This Week.” He suggested that a strong showing in those contests would make the presidential contest “a two-man race,” dismissing current rivals Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.
To read the entire AP article about the Maine primaries.