BIG NIGHT

Santorum Crushes Mitt in Three States

Rick Santorum came out top dog in Missouri's Republican primary, where he lead Mitt Romney by about 30 percentage points. Missouri state election officials told CNN that turnout looked even lower than expected. The Missouri secretary of state predicted 960,000 voters would show up at the polls Tuesday, but more recent reports suggested that number was lower. The contest in Minnesota was also called in favor of Santorum, who, with 87 percent of precincts reporting, had 44.9 percent of the vote, with Ron Paul holding second place at 27.1 percent. Late in the evening, Colorado's GOP chairman completed the hat-trick, announcing that the state tipped for Santorum.