October 25, 2014

Binding or not, Santorum celebrates MO primary win (AUDIO)

Whether it was meaningful or not, the outcome of Missouri’s Presidential Primary is being celebrated by the GOP winner.

138,957 Republican ballots cast were for Rick Santorum, for 55 percent of that vote. That more than doubled his closest competitor, Mitt Romney, a fact that Santorum highlighted.

“We doubled him up here (in Missouri) and in Minnesota!” Santorum told his supporters at a celebration in St. Charles last night.

See the unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary at the Secretary of State’s website.

Santorum was the only major party candidate to campaign in Missouri ahead of the primary. This, after he had skipped Florida due to the illness of his daughter.

He took the win as an opportunity to tell the President to listen to the people. “But then again I wouldn’t be surprised if he isn’t listening,” Santorum said. “Why would you think he would be listening now? Has he ever listened to the voice of America before?”

The outcome of the primary is non-binding. Caucuses in March will decide how the state’s delegates will be allocated for the Republican Party nomination.

AUDIO:┬áListen to Rick Santorum’s speech from St. Charles following yesterday’s primary. (14:30)