(FOXNEWS) — Rick Santorum is the projected winner of the Kansas Republican presidential caucuses, sweeping to victory over his three opponents by an overwhelming margin.

With 61 percent of precincts reporting, Santorum was well ahead with 53 percent. Mitt Romney trailed with 17 percent, followed by Newt Gingrich with 16 percent.

Ron Paul was in last place with 13 percent.

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