Mitt Romney won the Kentucky primary on Tuesday, accumulating more delegates toward the already presumed goal of becoming the GOP presidential nominee.
The Associated Press projected Romney's win shortly after the polls closed at 7 p.m. ET.
Since Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) announced last week that he would no longer compete in the primaries, Romney did not face opposition in Kentucky, which Ron Paul’s son, Rand, represents in the Senate.
Romney, who has been in general election mode for more than a month, campaigned very little in the state since it was expected to be an easy victory. In 2008, Kentucky went to the Republican candidate, Sen. John McCainJohn McCainBottom Line Beyond Manafort: Both parties deal with pro-Russian Ukrainians With help from US, transformative change in Iran is within reach MORE (Ariz.), by a 16-point margin.