Texas could put Romney near or over 1,144-delegate threshold

Texas could put Romney near or over 1,144-delegate threshold

Mitt Romney could cross -- or be close to crossing -- the 1,144-delegate threshold to become the Republican presidential nominee Tuesday when Texans vote in their party primaries.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

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