Nevada Results: Twitter Reacts To 2012 Caucus
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After a major win in Tuesday's Florida primary, Mitt Romney scored another victory in the Nevada caucuses. Romney rode his momentum and financial advantage to a huge lead in the polls over the week, and entrance polls tonight showed him leading among nearly every group of Nevada caucus-goers.
The drama of the night is focused on second place, where a fading Newt Gingrich may be eclipsed by Ron Paul. Gingrich's plans for a press conference tonight prompted speculation that the former House Speaker would exit the race, but he has vowed to continue despite falling poll numbers and doubts about the future of his financial support from major backer Sheldon Adelson.
Paul, along with apparent fourth-place finisher Rick Santorum, is not even in the state tonight. The Texas congressman addressed supporters from Bethel College in Minnesota, while Santorum sported a bolo tie at an appearance in Greeley, Colorado.
As the results come in, experts and voters are buzzing on the Twittersphere. We're putting together a snapshot of what people are talking about on Twitter, and we'll update it throughout the night.
Watch as the reactions roll in: