WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney has signed a fourth consecutive victory over his opponents in the race for the Republican nomination Saturday night, winning arguably the caucuses in Washington State, docile prelude to “Super Tuesday” March 6 and at which voters in ten states across the country, will vote for their favorite candidate among the Republicans.
The results of the caucus 77 percent of counties placed the former governor of Massachusetts in the lead with 36 percent of the vote. Ron Paul was second with 25 percent support, compared to 24 percent for Rick Santorum and 11 percent for Newt Gingrich.
The support of 40 delegates were at stake, and it is estimated that this victory will allow Romney to add at least 12 delegates, compared to three for each MM. Paul and Santorum. The remaining delegates will be divided according to final results.
Mitt Romney had the support of 173 delegates early in the day, according to figures from the Associated Press, which include representatives of the party involved in the selection of a nominee by voting, but who are not chosen in primaries or caucuses.
Rick Santorum had 87 delegates, Newt Gingrich, 33, and Ron Paul, 20. A candidate must be supported by 1,144 delegates to win the Republican nomination to Congress, to be held in Tampa this summer.
If the race for the presidential inauguration takes up most of the political discussions in the U.S., it recently sold part of his way to the controversy surrounding the host’s conservative Rush Limbaugh, who called a student Georgetown University Law “drag” and “prostitute” – a blunder that Republican rivals are reluctant to comment.
On its website, Mr. Limbaugh apologized to the young woman, Sandra Fluke, which had ruled out in favor of the need to require most insurance companies to include contraceptives in their blankets.
Saturday, the candidates Romney, Gingrich and Santorum chose to campaign in Ohio, the big issue of the “Super Tuesday”.
Key moment in the primary battle, this “Super Tuesday” will see elections held in Idaho, Alaska, Georgia, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia, for a total of 419 delegates.