Mitt Romney (Kinda) Sweeps Primaries in AZ, MI, and WY
Matt | On 02, Mar 2012
This headline should say that Mitt Romney is cleaning up like a maid in the GOP primary race. But, that isn’t technically so.
The former Massachusetts governor won primary/caucus contests on Tuesday (Arizona and Michigan) and Wednesday (Wyoming). Problem is that Michigan and Wyoming split their allocation of delegates. So, even though Romney “won,” he didn’t win by enough to get the lion’s share of delegates. Sucks to be him!
Pundits were saying that if Mitt Romney couldn’t win his home state of Michigan, then his chances were bleak at best for the nomination. He barely got a win in with a 41-38 margin over Santorum.
As you probably suspected, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul were so far behind the tally in the races that many people forgot they were there. They were either last or second to last in each of the contests.
Looking ahead, all eyes are on Super Tuesday — 10 simultaneous GOP races on March 6. Contests will be held in Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia.
Of the 10 states, Ohio is the one to watch. The state is delegate-heavy (66 in total) and it’s a key battleground in the general election. No president has won the general election since 1960 without winning Ohio.
The updated delegate counts are as follows: Mitt Romney (182), Rick Santorum (79), Newt Gingrich (39), and Ron Paul (38). Super Tuesday will definitely add some heavy numbers to Romney and Santorum’s tallies.
For complete results of this week’s primaries and caucuses, click here.
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