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Oh, we almost forgot: Romney wins five more primaries and now has 1,398 delegates

By Capitol Hill Blue
June 6, 2012

Romney pads his lead (Evan Vucci, Associated Press)

Oh, by the way, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won five more state GOP primaries Tuesday, adding to his delegate count.

While the Wisconsin recall election captured most of the attention, Romney quietly increased his delegate count to 1,398 — well over the 1,144 needed to capture the nomination on the first ballot at the GOP convention in Tampa later this summer.

Romney effectively captured the nomination in May so each primary remaining is gravy. He won easily in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota.  California’s 172 delegates offered up the biggest prize.

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4 Responses to Oh, we almost forgot: Romney wins five more primaries and now has 1,398 delegates

  1. Griff

    June 7, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Too bad…For America.

    Shill vs shill.

    Joke. A sick one.

    The Founders…Rolling…

    Pathetic…America.

  2. Sandy Price

    June 7, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Griff, you have cleared up the picture very well. Gov. Romney often blows up all his assets with something so totally inappropriate that his chances will decrease in November.

    The only firm and final right-leaning votes come from the religious right. A closer look at the Latter Day Saints could blow Romney out of the water.

    His church is not voter friendly when it comes to minorities. If America really wants unfavorable labels issued to women, gays, less than white Latinoers and citizens with middle eastern names, then Obama will lose his reelection and Romney will win. But can a Mormon actually sell its slanted agenda to the people?

    It is pathetic!

  3. Lillibet Hunt

    June 7, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Sandy and Griff, both of you are spot on!

    As for this latest series of wins, the entire charade has been one anti-climax followed by another. I stopped paying attention when Dr. Paul’s second place earned him no mention of even being in the race during the early Iowa nose-counting exercise known as the Straw Poll. Even Jon Stewart commented on his ‘disappearance’ from the field when reporters were gushing over Mrs. B from MN, who came in with 152 more votes over her second place contender, Ron Paul. [Source: Politico.]

  4. Michael Evans

    June 7, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    You might be interested to know that the Latterday Saints were the first to advance women’s suffrage. Utah grante women the vote on February 12, 1870. Many decades before women were allowed to vote in most other states. That is Mitt Romney’s heritage–one fraught with the pursuit of freedom and liberty. Disgusting? If you eschew freedom then you are disgusting and I am disgusted.