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March 3rd, 2012
 

Romney Wins Washington, Paul Finishes Second

Mitt Romney continued his string of victories in the race for the GOP presidential nomination by taking first place in the Washington caucuses. Romney picked up 37.6 percent of the vote. Ron Paul nipped Rick Santorum for second place, 24.8% to 23.8%, a difference of 505 votes. Newt Gingrich finished a distant fourth at 10.3 percent.

As was the case in Michigan, Rick Santorum held the lead in statewide polls last week, but a combination of self-forced errors and Romney’s edge in money and organization helped the former Massachusetts governor erase the deficit. Romney has now won five straight contests and holds all the momentum in the race as it heads to the all-important “Super Tuesday”. Ten states head to the polls this coming Tuesday.


About the Author

Kevin Hall
Kevin Hall brings almost two decades of journalistic experience to TheIowaRepublican. Starting in college as a radio broadcaster, Hall eventually became a television anchor/reporter for stations in North Carolina, Missouri, and Iowa. During the 2007 caucus cycle, Hall changed careers and joined the political realm. He was the northwest Iowa field director for Fred Thompson's presidential campaign. Hall helped Terry Branstad return to the governor's office by organizing southwest Iowa for Branstad's 2010 campaign. Hall serves as a reporter/columnist for TheIowaRepublican.com.




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