Santorum leads Romney in Ohio with half vote counted

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Posted: Mar 06, 2012 10:03 PM
Santorum leads Romney in Ohio with half vote counted

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum held a slight lead over Mitt Romney with half the vote counted in the Republican presidential primary in Ohio, the most closely watched state to vote on Super Tuesday.

With 50 percent of the vote counted, Santorum was leading Romney 39 percent to 36 percent.

(Reporting by Deborah Charles; Editing by Vicki Allen)