With his projected victory in Wisconsin, CBS News now estimates Mitt Romney has 609 delegates. 1,144 are needed for the nomination.
With his projected victory in the District of Columbia, CBS News now estimates Mitt Romney has 591 delegates. 1,144 are needed for the nomination.
CBS News estimates that when all the votes are counted, Mitt Romneywill take the Maryland GOP primary and with that victory go over the halfway mark in the number of delegates needed for the Republican nomination.
CBS News projects Mitt Romney to win Ohio, Vt., Va., Mass., Alaska
CBS News projects Mitt Romney will win the GOP Washington caucuses.
Maine Caucus Results:
Mitt Romney 39% 2,190
Ron Paul 36% 1,996
Rick Santorum 18% 989
Newt Gingrich 6% 349
Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C.
Mitt Romney — 38%
Rick Santorum — 31%
Newt Gingrich — 15%
Ron Paul — 12%
3,408 activists voted from 9am Thursday through 1pm Saturday,
Straw poll conducted on-line for the Washington Times by Tony Fabrizio.
Per the Washington Times — Romney’s 38% was the highest of any candidate since George W. Bush won 42 percent of the vote in 2000, en route to the nomination and the White House. The poll wasn’t held from 2001 through 2004, but has been held every year since then.