Saturday's Caucus Largest State GOP Event In 30+ Years

The Kansas Republican Party reports 30,000 Kansas Republicans took party in statewide caucuses Saturday. More than half cast a vote for Rick Santorum.

Rick Santorum speaks at Great Overland Station in Topeka ahead of the Kansas Caucus.

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Kansas Republican Party said Saturday's caucus was the largest Kansas republican event in over 30 years. Registered republican voters caucused at 96 locations throughout the state, ultimately giving Rick Santorum 33 of the state's 40 delegates.

Kansas Republican party Chair Amanda Adkins stated: "Today 30,000 Kansas Republicans showed their enthusiasm and support for a new leader in the White House. Congratulations to Rick Santorum for his significant victory in our state. On behalf of Kansas Republican voters, I would also like to express sincere appreciation to Cong. Ron Paul for coming to Kansas this week."

In Shawnee County, more than 1,200 Republicans showed up to the Downtown Ramada to listen to presentations from representatives of each candidate.

Before the presentations, Rep. Lynn Jenkins gave an energized speech to the crowd. "I don't care who ends up being our nominee," she said, "but we all need to unite around that nominee in November." Jenkins commended those in attendance for taking the time to show up and cast a vote.

The following are results from the initial ballot canvas conducted at each caucus location, as posted on the Kansas Republican Party's website, http://ksgop.org:

STATEWIDE VOTE TOTALS

Gingrich: 4298
Paul: 3767
Romney: 6250
Santorum: 15290

Other: 252
Provisional: 975

FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT VOTE TOTALS

Gingrich: 1796
Paul: 921
Romney: 1873
Santorum: 4979

SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT VOTE TOTALS

Gingrich: 950
Romney: 1064
Paul: 1474
Santorum: 3868

THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT VOTE TOTALS

Gingrich: 862
Paul: 929
Romney: 2239
Santorum: 3663

FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT VOTE TOTALS

Gingrich: 690
Paul: 853
Romney: 664
Santorum: 2780

ESTIMATED DELEGATE ALLOCATION BY TYPE (40 Total)

3 National Committee Members (to statewide winner):
All To SANTORUM

3 First District Delegates (district winner take all):
All To: SANTORUM

3 Second District Delegates (district winner take all):
All To: SANTORUM

3 Third District Delegates (district winner take all):
All To: SANTORUM

3 Fourth District Delegates (district winner take all):
All To: SANTORUM

25 Statewide Delegates (proportional with 20% threshold)
18 to SANTORUM.
7 to ROMNEY

TOTAL ESTIMATED DELEGATE ALLOCATION (40 Total)

Gingrich: 0 Delegates
Romney: 7 Delegates
Paul: 0 Delegates
Santorum: 33 Delegates


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