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Rick Santorum's Big Night

The former senator from Pennsylvania swept ahead of Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, who have been hogging the campaign airtime, Tuesday night to claim victories in Missouri , Minnesota and Colorado.

While Missouri will award its delegates based on upcoming caucuses — not Tuesday’s primary — it’s a symbolic win for a candidate who hasn’t won anything since the Iowa caucuses and desperately needed a vote of confidence.

Santorum is well known for his socially conservative views (is “backward” a better word to describe the values of a man who once compared gay sex to incest?) and has been campaigning as a conservative alternative to Gingrich. — PZS

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