Santorum likely Kansas Caucus winner today

Rick Moran
Both Romney and Gingrich bypassed Kansas Caucuses and their 40 delegates which means that Rick Santorum will likely winn a good share of them.

Politico:

While Ron Paul is barnstorming the state on Friday, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich both opted to skip last-minute visits to Kansas and instead focus their campaigns on Tuesday's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi.

"Romney looked at it like Oklahoma -- this is all red meat and it'll be a waste of time," said former Republican Rep. Todd Tiahrt, a Santorum backer and national GOP committeeman.

Meanwhile, Santorum campaigned in Lenexa, Kan., on Wednesday, the day after he won three states on Super Tuesday and was narrowly defeated by Romney in Ohio. Santorum will return to Kansas on Friday, and his wife, Karen, is slated to speak at caucus meetings on Saturday.

"We have to start anew. ... We have to do well here in Kansas -- no, we have to win here in Kansas," Santorum said this week.

Observers in Kansas predict Santorum will win the overall popular vote in the state. They say he will secure the state's 1st and 4th congressional districts, which cover the state's western area and Wichita, where he has a campaign office.

That means the former Pennsylvania senator will likely win the bulk of the 40 delegates up for grabs on Saturday.

Santorum needs this win in order to generate a little momentum going into the last hours of the campaign for two vital southerns states - MS and AL. He trails Romney in MS and is virtually tied with him in AL. He needs to start piling up impressive victories in order to start catching up in the delegate count - something that a victory in Kansas will help him do.


Both Romney and Gingrich bypassed Kansas Caucuses and their 40 delegates which means that Rick Santorum will likely winn a good share of them.

Politico:

While Ron Paul is barnstorming the state on Friday, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich both opted to skip last-minute visits to Kansas and instead focus their campaigns on Tuesday's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi.

"Romney looked at it like Oklahoma -- this is all red meat and it'll be a waste of time," said former Republican Rep. Todd Tiahrt, a Santorum backer and national GOP committeeman.

Meanwhile, Santorum campaigned in Lenexa, Kan., on Wednesday, the day after he won three states on Super Tuesday and was narrowly defeated by Romney in Ohio. Santorum will return to Kansas on Friday, and his wife, Karen, is slated to speak at caucus meetings on Saturday.

"We have to start anew. ... We have to do well here in Kansas -- no, we have to win here in Kansas," Santorum said this week.

Observers in Kansas predict Santorum will win the overall popular vote in the state. They say he will secure the state's 1st and 4th congressional districts, which cover the state's western area and Wichita, where he has a campaign office.

That means the former Pennsylvania senator will likely win the bulk of the 40 delegates up for grabs on Saturday.

Santorum needs this win in order to generate a little momentum going into the last hours of the campaign for two vital southerns states - MS and AL. He trails Romney in MS and is virtually tied with him in AL. He needs to start piling up impressive victories in order to start catching up in the delegate count - something that a victory in Kansas will help him do.