Rick Santorum Wins Minn., Mo. and Colo. Primaries

Mitt Romney suffers a surprising loss in the race for the Republican nomination.
2:50 | 02/08/12

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Transcript for Rick Santorum Wins Minn., Mo. and Colo. Primaries
Big news overnight in the race for president. Your voice your vote Rick Santorum beats Mitt Romney and not one not two but three contest Colorado Missouri and Minnesota. In a race full of twists and turns another -- so let's get the latest first from ABC's John Berman and John. I trifecta for -- Rick Santorum and really shocking turn in this race. Mitt Romney is now living the famous line from godfather three just right they come out they pull me back -- This new Santorum surge of big statement from Republican voters telling -- You were not the Republican nominee yet this is not over. Overnight in full -- to Mitt Romney delivered. Resigns under Steve -- this was a good night for Rick Santorum want to congratulate senator Santorum -- -- Three -- three victories. Two. And on the I don't stand here to claim to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney. I stand -- to be the conservative alternative to Barack Obama. Santorum winning Missouri as well -- was Minnesota and Colorado. The last two states that Mitt Romney actually warned they were usually go. Big a thorough review for the -- some believed was running away with the Republican nomination. Health care. The environments cap and trade and on the Wall Street bailouts. Mitt Romney has the same positions as Barack Obama. Santorum tried to tapping the conservative outrage over new white house rules requiring employers to provide. Birth control coverage in their health insurance plans including Catholic hospitals. He thinks he knows better. He thinks he's smarter than you. The Romney team was bracing for a bad night sending and a note reminding reporters. John McCain lost nineteen states in 2008. -- we expect our opponents to -- a few wins to. The money team believes it is the only campaign with the resource is to -- -- eight -- unleash an onslaught on Rick Santorum he needed. Romney gave -- with of that strategy overnight with solutions to santorum's sixteen years in Washington. The soul of this nation can be corrupted. By -- Washington culture of reckless spending. That Washington that we have to change. Now the Romney team notes correctly didn't know delegates will come from that Missouri primary that was a beauty contest. And I think looking ahead to the end of the month Arizona in Michigan should be strong states for them but still. Rick Santorum has won more states that Mitt Romney in Romney finished third. In Minnesota which he won last time. In every day George that there is a Republican contest -- the day Rick Santorum is not focused sorry Mitt Romney is not focused on Barack Obama and that as a key point John Berman thanks very much.

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