Romney Wins Massachusetts, Virginia, And Vermont, Newt Takes Georgia

The early calls on Super Tuesday are about what you’d expect:

NBC News projected Mitt Romney as the winner in Virginia, Vermont and Massachusetts, the state where he served as governor. Newt Gingrich was projected the winner in Georgia, the state where he had served as a representative in Congress.

But the crown jewel of the Super Tuesday contests, Ohio, was declared “too early to call” shortly after its polls closed. Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum had waged a closely-fought battle over the state, a key bellwether in the general election.

The early numbers suggest that Santorum will take Oklahoma, which is consistent with what the polls were showing. The big prizes of the night will be, as I’ve been saying, will be Tennessee and Ohio.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Tsar Nicholas II says:

    Romney takes Ohio. That’s all she wrote.

  2. Just 'nutha ig'rant cracker says:

    @Tsar Nicholas II: Is that your crystal ball showing you the future? Wishful thinking? Hope in one hand and s@@t in the other to see which one fills up first? I ask because just now Yahoo news was still calling it a dead heat.