The Daily Mail reports that six of the ten states voting in caucuses and primaries on "Super Tuesday" went to Mitt Romney, although his status as the republican nominee is far from crystalized.
Romney declared "I'm going to win this nomination" in a victory speech Tuesday night, and although victories in Virginia, Ohio, Idaho, Alaska, Wyoming and his home state of Massachusetts give him roughly twice the delegates of second place hopeful Rick Santorum, but he's still far away from the 1144 required to win the Republican nomination.
Santorum's underdog campaign continued its momentum Tuesday with four wins in Kansas, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Wins in these deeply conservative states continued to cement the Pennsylvania congressman as a "true conservative" alternative to Romney.
"We keep coming back," Santorum told supporters in Ohio, according to the Washington Post. "We are in this thing. We are in this thing not because I so badly want to be the most powerful man in this country. It's because I want so badly to return the power to you in this country."
Newt Gingrich enjoyed one win in his native Georgia, providing a small boost to his fledgling campaign. The former Speaker of the House made clear his intentions to carry on his campaign through the summer and littered his speech to supporters with digs at "elites," with implicit criticism aimed at Romney