Santorum won The Louisiana delegation securing 10 delegates for himself, but the election process for the major part of the delegates started at the caucuses on April 28. Biden weighed in on the issue of Romney’s membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — sometimes referred to as the Mormon church — after a controversy over an evangelical Texas pastor’s comments back then. Democrats could make an issue of Barrett’s Catholic faith this week during her confirmation hearing, as they did when President Donald Trump nominated her to the federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017. This page was last edited on 1 November 2020, at 02:01. The 2012 United States presidential election was the 57th quadrennial American presidential election. On the Virgin Islands every caucus goer had six votes that he or her could cast for six different delegates. Finished fifth among ballot candidates in New Hampshire with 0.7 percent. Bachmann's momentum was short-lived. Also in June, the three remaining states voting in primaries, Utah, Nebraska, and Montana, added the final 101 delegates to attend the Republican National Convention. At the convention, Ron Paul received second place with 8% of the delegates.  On December 28, 2011, Johnson withdrew to seek the Libertarian Party nomination and on February 23, 2012, Roemer withdrew to seek the Reform Party and the Americans Elect nomination. United States representative from Minnesota. As a result of their violation of RNC rules, these states were penalized with a loss of half their delegates, including voting right for RNC delegates. In November, as Herman Cain's campaign was stumbling, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich rose in the polls and asserted himself as the fourth major opponent to Romney. Within the first hours of convention, each state declared their delegation vote to the nation—Romney won the nomination with 2,061 delegate votes.  Montana withheld announcing their support—Paul had hoped Montana would swing to him on the convention floor. Gingrich pursued a "southern strategy", winning his home state of Georgia, and even though Santorum carried 3 states, he did not win them with a large enough margin to secure his status as the Not-Romney candidate. , On May 7, 2012, after Romney visited him, Santorum urged his supporters to back Romney's campaign and said, "You can be sure that I will work with the governor to help him in this task to ensure he has a strong team that will support him in his conservative policy initiatives. Santorum had carried every county at the nonbinding primary in February and many of his supporters threw their support to Romney who got half of the delegates. Had his strongest showing in Oklahoma, where he received 18 percent of the vote, and qualified for seven delegates. "Today I am suspending the campaign, but suspending the campaign does not mean suspending citizenship," Gingrich said, with his wife Callista at his side.  Jon Huntsman, Jr., a moderate, had staked his candidacy on New Hampshire and invested heavily in at least a strong second place showing, but after 150 campaign events in the state he ended third after Paul. Endorsed Darcy Richardson before the New Hampshire primary. Finished sixth among ballot candidates in New Hampshire with 0.66 percent.