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Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri and Florida predictions contest winners

at 04:31 PM ET, 02/13/2012

We’ve tallied the results from our Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri predictions contest and found a winner. We also have a winner from Florida, which we somehow neglected to announce. (Sorry about that.)

For the “Mini Tuesday” results, we asked for the winner of each contest. No one predicted former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum’s three-state sweep, so we took the answer that came closest to former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s Colorado total.
Supporter Dawn VanValkenburg cheers before Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum took the stage to speak to supporters February 7, 2012 at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri. (Whitney Curtis - GETTY IMAGES)

That was “jchasewilliams” who predicted Santorum’s victory in Missouri with 44.6 percent, Romney taking 38.2 percent in Colorado and Santorum winning with 31.2 percent in Minnesota. He was off by 20.6 points, but that was still the closest result.

The actual results: Santorum won with 55.2 percent in Missouri and 44.9 percent in Minnesota, and Romney took 34.9% in Colorado.

The Florida predictions were a bit more on the nose. Commenter “culader” was only 4.2 points off the actual results in guessing Romney 45 percent, former House speaker Newt Gingrich 33 percent, Santorum 14 percent and Texas Rep. Ron Paul at 8 percent.

The actual Florida results: Romney 46.4 percent, Gingrich 31.9 percent, Santorum 13.3 percent, Paul 7 percent.

If you’re a winner, email chris.cillizza@washingtonpost.com with your mailing address and preferred t-shirt size. Everyone else, better luck next time.

 
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