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Ave Maria, FL lopsided for Santorum (then Gingrich) – orthodox Catholic bellwether?

Precinct 594 in Collier County, Florida, includes the largely Catholic and politically aware community of Ave Maria, Florida. The Catholic flavor in town is decidedly on the orthodox side of the spectrum (you know, the people who treat the non-negotiable issues – such as abortion and traditional marriage – as if they were non-negotiable, and who treat the prudential issues – such as how to care for the poor and whether a war is just – as if they were prudential issues upon which people of good will can disagree). The GOP primary results indicate that Ave Marians favored fellow Catholics Santorum and Gingrich. Santorum won this precinct by a huge margin, followed by Gingrich, and then Romney.

These results are far different than the rest of Florida and the rest of this county. The precinct includes a large area near Ave Maria that includes tribal land and migrant farm workers, which means that the precinct has a higher than usual democrat registration than the rest of the county. Its likely that most of the people who voted in this GOP primary in this precinct are from Ave Maria. Click here for Precinct 594 results (scroll to bottom). Click here for a precinct map.

Rick Santorum 143 (46.7%)

Newt Gingrich 85 (27.7%)

Mitt Romney 62 (20.2%)

Ron Paul 14 (4.57%)

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