COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Super Tuesday appears to be a super sweep for Mitt Romney. They're still counting votes and delegates this morning, but here's what we know
Eleven states voted, and Romney won more than any other candidate, including that tight race in Ohio.
Romney has definitely solidified his lead. It looks like he's collected three times as many delegates as his closest competitor. And here in Ohio - just like he did in Michigan a week ago, Romney proved he can win a tough race.
It appears Mitt Romney eeked out a very narrow victory over Rick Santorum in Ohio - as little as one percentage point. "I'm not gonna let you down. I'm gonna get this nomination," said Mitt Romney, (R) Presidential Candidate.
Romney realizes: it's all about delegates, and he's now got more than 300. It's a numbers game, and he's winning. "Tonight we're doing some counting, we're counting up the delegates for the convention and it looks good. And we're counting down the days until November and that looks even better," said Mitt Romney, (R) Presidential Candidate.
Romney also won his home state, Massachusetts, Vermont, Virginia, Idaho, Alaska and four delegates in Wyoming.
Santorum scored victories in Tennessee, Oklahoma and North Dakota. "We have won in the West, the Midwest and the South - and we're ready to win across this country!" proclaimed Rick Santorum, (R) Presidential Candidate.
Newt Gingrich only won his home state of Georgia, and may end up with less than half the state's delegates. Santorum is today urging him to drop out. "We are not going to allow the elite to decide who we are allowed to nominate," said Newt Gingrich, (R) Presidential Candidate.
Ron Paul had hoped to win the caucus states, but he lost them all. Still, he told supporters, his message is being heard. "Make sure they hear our message all the way to D.C.," said Ron Paul, (R) Presidential Candidate.
With Super Tuesday behind, the focus now turns to contest in the south and plains states. Newt Gingrich will be in Alabama today. Santorum's headed to Kansas and Mississippi.