NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) —Mitt Romney is now five states closer to winning the GOP nomination for president.
Romney built on his big lead in the race for convention delegates with wins in Republican presidential primaries in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Delaware Tuesday night.READ MORE: Residents Begin To Clean Up, Assess Damage After 2 Tornadoes Touch Down In Bucks County Leaving Path Of Destruction
Romney continues to widen his lead over Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul in the nomination race for the 1,144 delegates. Romney’s closest competitor, Rick Santorum, has stopped campaigning.Police Say Jonathan Perez, 34, Attacked 11-Year-Old Queens Girl, Made Sexually Threatening Statements
Romney easily won New York’s primary and most, if not all, of the state’s 95 delegates. The former governor of neighboring Massachusetts was never challenged in New York.
Romney will face a taller task in November trying to take the heavily Democratic New York from President Barack Obama. Registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by 2-to-1.
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