Mitt Romney Wins Maine Caucus

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Mitt Romney (Photo: Getty)

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney capped off his victory in the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll today with a win in the Maine Republican Caucus. Ron Paul came in second.

 

Mr. Romney was selected by 2,190 voters for 39 percent of the vote. Mr. Paul received 36 percent of the vote. Rick Santorum came in third with 18 percent and Newt Gingrich got just 6 percent.

Though Mr. Romney’s win helps stop the momentum Mr. Santorum built after three straight victories last week, Mr. Paul was probably Maine’s biggest loser. Mr. Paul focused a great deal of effort on Maine and was hoping to make it his first victory of the primary season. Despite his loss in Maine, Mr. Paul still hopes to earn a large number of delegates from Maine and other caucuses states by dominating the caucuses and conventions where the delegates are actually awarded.

Despite today’s vote, Maine’s delegates won’t actually be awarded until the state GOP convention in May and delegates will be free to choose whichever candidate they prefer. Last week, the Associated Press calculated the primary delegate count so far and found Mr. Romney in the lead with 112 delegates followed by Mr. Santorum with 72, Mr. Gingrich with 32 and Mr. Paul with nine.

Comments

  1. Romney and Paul will have the “SAME” amount of Delegates and Ron Paul will “Steal” a few more at the Convention.

    CPAC win is “HYPE”  no Delegates.

    The 50 that Romney “Won” in Florida will be contested and he will get only 25 the balance Newt will win about 15 and Santorum and Paul win win some to.

    The GOP will have a Contested convention in Tampa bigger than the one in 1976

    No One will have the Required Majority to win going into the Convention.

    As Always Go Newt Go

    Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli
    Power to the People who “VOTE”

  2. Lew Ferrin says:

    Good article but losing to Romney must have the Paulbots foaming at the mouth.