Rick Santorum picked up another win on Saturday in Louisiana, but the victory won’t significantly shake up the delegate advantage held by Mitt Romney in the GOP nominating contest.
The Associated Press called the race for Santorum within minutes of the polls closing, after exit polls indicated he held a comfortable lead. Romney placed second and Gingrich third with a small percentage of precincts reporting.
With the results pretty much set before voting began, the field of GOP hopefuls had already shifted its attention to future contests. Santorum and Gingrich spent Saturday in Pennsylvania, and Santorum went on to Wisconsin. Romney took a break from the trail this weekend and will resume campaigning Monday in southern California.
“We’re going to have a pretty good day in Louisiana today,” Santorum predicted at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference on Saturday morning in Camp Hill, Pa.
While all of the candidates made stops here this week — including Newt Gingrich , who stayed in Louisiana for a week — none stuck around to see the votes get counted.