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Published: Sunday, 3/4/2012 - Updated: 4 years ago

Most superdelegates not taking sides yet in Republican race



WASHINGTON -- After two months of voting, none of the Republican candidates for president is getting much support from the GOP leaders who could play an important role in determining the party's nominee.

Associated Press has polled 106 of the 117 superdelegates, members of the Republican National Committee who will automatically attend the party's national convention this summer and can support any candidate for president they choose, regardless of what happens in the nominating contests.

The results: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney got 23 endorsements.


Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich got four endorsements while former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Texas Rep. Ron Paul each got two.

Seventy-five RNC members were either undecided or not ready to make a public endorsement.

The vast majority of party leaders who can do something about it -- the RNC delegates -- are taking a wait-and-see approach.

"The close results in Michigan and Arizona show once again that the contest for the Republican nomination for president is far from over," said Bill Armistead, chairman of the Alabama Republican Party.

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