Rick Santorum gains momentum in the GOP presidential race with Tuesday sweep of Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri.
With a primary in Missouri and caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado -- it a was a wild night in the GOP presidential race.
Prior to Tuesday night's results the GOP candidates all played different strategies. Rick Santorum spent most of his time in Missouri but also made several visits to Minnesota and Colorado.
Mitt Romney's campaign appeared to consider Colorado its best chance of victory Tuesday. He canceled stops in Minnesota to concentrate on Colorado, where he spent his caucus night.
Newt Gingrich failed to get on the ballot in Missouri and played catch-up after getting a late start in Colorado and Minnesota.
Ron Paul visited Colorado and Minnesota last week and planned to spend Tuesday night in Minnesota.
Santorum's strategy proved brilliant as he finished a three-state sweep of Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado Tuesday night.
In Denver, Mitt Romney congratulated Santorum for his good night and conceded he might not win in Colorado, where he campaigned the hardest.
Only time will tell if Gingrich's strategy will work. The former House Speaker spent Tuesday night in Ohio -- one of the Super Tuesday states.
Paul finished second behind Santorum in Minnesota but struggled in Colorado and Missouri.
The Colorado and Minnesota caucuses put a total of 70 delegates up for grabs in the biggest haul so far of the GOP nominating process. The non-binding Missouri primary had no delegates at stake.
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