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Romney clinches majority of Washington delegates

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on June 1, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
June 1, 2012 7:56 pm

Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney today clinched a majority of Washington’s delegates to the Republican National Convention.

But Ron Paul supporters did well enough to send at least five of their own to Tampa, Fla., in the voting today in Tacoma.

Ten of the state’s 43 delegates remain to be awarded on a statewide basis on the state convention’s final day Saturday, but Romney is likely to win those and add to his total of 24 delegates gained at the congressional-district level. Wilbur and two other party leaders likely to support Romney make up the rest.

Voters picked one delegate for Rick Santorum, who dropped out of the presidential race to support Romney, as part of a slate pushed by Paul supporters. The libertarian Paul performed well in his strongholds of Seattle and southwest Washington.

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