Mitt Romney wins Arkansas primary

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Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), who has stopped campaigning, finished a distant second in the proportional primary. Paul will likely be working behind the scenes to see if he can scoop up delegates by maintaining a sustained presence in local caucuses.

Arkansas’s six electoral college votes are safely in Romney’s corner for the general election. One poll from March showed Romney with a 24 percent lead over the president in a state that rarely votes Democratic.

In the 2008, Hillary Clinton trounced Obama 70 percent to 26 in Arkansas, and with an open primary, some are speculating that Obama may face an embarrassingly close challenge from another Democrat on the ticket, attorney John Wolfe.