Just as Tuesday was a day of little surprise, today is also a day of little surprise in the Louisiana closed primary election. Only 20 of the state’s delegates will be assigned proportionally to the candidates with at least 25 percent of the votes, while the remaining 26 will be assigned by the state Republican Party leaders. Yes, less than half get assigned today.
Today, the momentum story belongs to former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA). But even though his lead in the popular vote will almost certainly eclipse that of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on Tuesday, his lead in delegates today will assuredly be smaller than Romney’s was in Illinois.
Thus continues the dragging out of the Republican primary season. But, hey, it gives us something to talk about, right?
- Republican Primary in the Land of Lincoln (logarchism.com)
- Don’t Show Me (logarchism.com)
- Going gets tougher for Santorum as focus shifts north (boston.com)
- Illinois Primary Results: Mitt Romney Scores Decisive Victory (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)
- Mitt Romney’s kind of math (dailykos.com)
- Romney wins Illinois primary, gears up for Louisiana (news.blogs.cnn.com)