Tennessee Primary Results 2012: Live Updates

03/06/2012 07:27 pm ET

The Tennessee primary results are in the spotlight on Super Tuesday.

Rick Santorum went into the contest with a narrow lead over rival contenders Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. 58 delegates are at stake in the contest.

The AP reports:

In Tennessee, a confident-sounding Santorum is trying to walk the footsteps of another outspoken Christian conservative, Mike Huckabee, who won this primary four years ago. Romney boasts the support of popular Gov. Bill Haslam, while Gingrich is getting plugs from one of the state's most colorful political figures: former senator, movie actor and "Law & Order" star Fred Thompson. At stake are 55 delegates.

Dotted with drilling rigs and cattle ranches, Oklahoma straddles the South and the Great Plains and sits squarely among the reddest of the red states. Santorum tagged it "ground zero of the conservative movement," and his anti-abortion, pro-family values message attracts enthusiastic crowds here. The other three hopefuls also have dropped in, hoping to prove their conservative bona fides to the Okies. It offers 40 delegates.

Voters in Alaska, Idaho, Georgia, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Vermont and Virginia are also cast ballots in the Republican primary race on Super Tuesday.

From delegates to endorsements, click here for a rundown on who's ahead in the Republican race.

Check out the live blog below for the latest Super Tuesday developments.

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