Former Massachusett’s governor Mitt Romney is the top contender for the GOP presidential nomination following Tuesday’s primaries. Romney with into the primary with 698 delegates and swept all five states -New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Connecticut. However, he must still work hard to win the 1,144 delegates to formally secure the nomination.
Mitt Romney said ” Tonight I can say thank you, America” Romney told a cheering crowd in New Hampshire Tuesday night, “after 43 primaries and caucuses, many long days and more than a few long nights, I can say with confidence and gratitude that you have given me a great honor and solemn responsibility. And, together, we are going to win on November 6.”
Romney declare “a better America begins tonight” following the primaries.
Mitt Romney’s rivals former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Congressman Ron Paul still remain in the race but their presence don’t seem to block the conservative vote. Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum left the race two weeks ago giving Romney an edge-up with conservative voters.
Although, Santorum suspended his race for president he has not giving support to Mitt Romney. However, a meeting is planned for May 4 with the pair but there is no speculation of endorsements, according to NBC News.
Newt Gingrich has been trying to unify the conservative party but will address his future as a candidate. And, Ron Paul is moving full speed ahead of the May primary in his home state Texas.
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