by Phillip RawlsThe Associated Press
Rick Santorum won Alabama's presidential primary Tuesday night
with a strong appeal to evangelical Christians and pushed Newt Gingrich
into second place in a state where the former Georgia congressman was
looking for neighbors to invigorate his candidacy.
With 96 percent of the
precincts reporting Tuesday night, Santorum had 35 percent of the votes,
Gingrich slightly more than 29 percent, Mitt Romney slightly less than
29 percent, and Ron Paul 5 percent.
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