facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

West Virginia GOP goes for Romney

May 8, 2012 at 9:35 PM   |   Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va., May 8 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney won West Virginia's Republican presidential primary election, giving him a three-state sweep Tuesday, returns showed.

With 20 percent of the Mountain State's precincts counted, CNN projected Romney the winner with 71 percent (6,982 votes). Former U.S. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, who has dropped out of the race, had 12 percent (2,798) and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the only GOP rival still campaigning, had 10 percent (2,517), CNN said.

There were 31 delegates up for grabs in West Virginia.

Romney won in Indiana (46 delegates) and North Carolina (55 delegates) Tuesday. RealClearPolitics.com said he went into the day's primaries with 865 delegates to 93 for the libertarian-leaning Paul.

Romney needs 1,144 delegates to officially secure the party's nomination to face Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama in the general election in November.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan
2
American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack
3
Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts
4
GOP Rep. Don Young tussles with students over same-sex marriage and suicide GOP Rep. Don Young tussles with students over same-sex marriage and suicide
5
Groveport man confesses to murder of pregnant girlfriend Groveport man confesses to murder of pregnant girlfriend
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback