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Rick Santorum edges rivals to win Alabama Republican presidential primary
WASHINGTON (AP) ' Rick Santorum has won Alabama's Republican presidential primary. The former Pennsylvania senator edged rivals Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney to capture the Deep South state.
Mississippi remains a close race, with Santorum edging slightly ahead. The state is still too close to call.
Evangelicals played a critical role in both states' vote. Roughly 4 in 5 voters who were surveyed in an exit poll called themselves born-again or evangelical in both Alabama and Mississippi.