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4 straight: Romney looks ahead to Super Tuesday

 CORRECTS LOCATION-Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich shakes hands during the Ohio 5th Congressional District Linco...
 Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann wish a patron happy birthday at the Montgomery Inn in Cinci...
 Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas greets supporters as he arrives to speak, Saturday, March 3, 2012, in Seattle. Paul was in W...
 State Republican chairman Kirby Wilbur stands atop stairs in his home to explain to caucus attendees the process Saturday, March 3, 2012, in Duvall, ...

Gingrich 2012

CORRECTS LOCATION-Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich shakes hands during the Ohio 5th Congressional District Linco...

Romney 2012

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann wish a patron happy birthday at the Montgomery Inn in Cinci...

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Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas greets supporters as he arrives to speak, Saturday, March 3, 2012, in Seattle. Paul was in W...

APTOPIX Washington Caucuses

State Republican chairman Kirby Wilbur stands atop stairs in his home to explain to caucus attendees the process Saturday, March 3, 2012, in Duvall, ...

After winning his fourth straight contest, Mitt Romney was looking ahead to Tuesday's contests in 10 states across the country, the largest single day of voting yet in the Republicans' unpredictable primary race to find a challenger to President Barack Obama.
The former Massachusetts governor won Saturday night's low-turnout caucuses in Washington state, adding another win to his tally and gaining momentum in his drive to the Republican nomination. Leading in delegates to the party's national convention, Romney looked to defend his front-runner standing on Tuesday even while rivals Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul sought to keep their candidacies afloat.
With contests in 10 states and 419 delegates up for grabs, the so-called Super Tuesday was shaping up to be a hard-fought day that could settle _ or shuffle _ the quest for the Republican nomination.
Romney, who planned to campaign Sunday in Georgia and Tennessee, said in a statement Saturday night that his win meant Washington state's voters "do not want a Washington insider in the White House. They want a conservative businessman who understands the private sector and knows how to get the federal government out of the way so that the economy can once again grow vigorously. "
Returns from 100 percent of Washington state's precinct caucuses showed Romney with 38 percent of the vote. Paul, a Texas congressman, had 25 percent, edging out former Pennsylvania Sen. Santorum with 24 percent. Gingrich, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, lagged far behind with 11 percent.
Romney's win was worth 30 of the 40 Republican convention delegates at stake Saturday in Washington. Santorum and Paul each won five.
Tuesday's key showdown is


Updated : 2021-04-20 16:24 GMT+08:00