Santorum Gets 29 TN Delegates Under Final Super Tuesday Count

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won half of Tennessee’s delegates to the Republican National Convention from Super Tuesday presidential primary voting this month, according to the Tennessean report from the state GOP after results were certified Thursday.
Santorum won 29 of the 55 committed delegates, easily outpacing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s 17 and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s nine. The state’s final three delegates — the state party chairman, RNC national committeewoman and RNC national committeeman — are uncommitted.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the other remaining contender for the Republican nomination, did not win any delegates. Santorum won eight of the state’s nine congressional districts on March 6, trailing Romney only in the Memphis-based 9 District.
With each district offering three delegates, Santorum took home two in each of the districts he won, plus one in the 9th, for a total of 17 of a possible 27. He added those to the 12 at-large delegates he had already picked up out of 28 that were available.
Romney finished second to Santorum in six of those eight congressional districts, including the Nashville-based 5th and the 7th, which includes Williamson County.

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