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Rick Santorum wins Mississippi, Alabama Republican presidential primaries
WASHINGTON (AP) ' Rick Santorum has won Mississippi's Republican presidential primary ' completing a two-state sweep of Deep South contests. Santorum narrowly edged rivals Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney to win Mississippi.
Earlier, Santorum won Alabama's GOP primary with a slightly wider margin. Evangelicals played a key role in both states. Nearly 4 of 5 voters surveyed in exit polls called themselves born-again or evangelical.