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Newt Gingrich cruised to winning Georgia's Republican presidential primary Tuesday, his one bright spot on a night he finished only as high as third in other Super Tuesday voting. Georgia was among 10 states selecting delegates Tuesday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won in Virginia, Vermont, Massachusetts, Idaho and Alaska. CNN and other networks projected a Romney victory in a tight race in Ohio. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won in Tennessee, Oklahoma and North Dakota. With 99 percent of Georgia's precincts reporting, Gingrich, the former U.S. House speaker, was leading with 47.2 percent of the vote, followed by Romney at 25.9 percent, Santorum at 19.6 percent and Texas Congressman Ron Paul at 6.6 percent. Romney and …
GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum spoke to an overflow crowd at First Redeemer Church in Cumming Sunday evening.
Monday, February 20, 2012
GOP contender Rick Santorum capped a weekend of Georgia presidential politics with a spirited rally at First Redeemer Church in Cumming Sunday evening. Santorum railed against President Obama's healthcare initiative, handling of the national debt and stances on moral and constitutional issues. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the presence of several statewide and Lawrenceville-area lawmakers at the event: Among those who were there: Tim Echols, chairman of the Public Service Commission, who acted as MC; Chuck Eaton, member of the PSC; Ralph Hudgens, state insurance commissioner; state Sens. David Shafer, R-Duluth, state chairman for the Santorum campaign and a native of the candidate’s hometown of Butler, Pa., Renee Unterman, R-…