GOP Presidential Primary

GOP Presidential Primary

Romney woos Hispanics over economy

Mitt Romney is using Hispanics’ double-digit unemployment rate to argue that the key voting bloc should support him instead of President Obama.

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Mitt Romney wins Arkansas primary

Mitt Romney won the Arkansas Republican presidential primary on Tuesday, pushing him closer to the 1,144 delegates he needs to clinch the Republican nomination.

The Associated Press projected Romney's victory shortly after the polls closed at 9 p.m. ET.

There were 36 delegates at stake in the Arkansas primary, and another 45 in Kentucky, which also held its primary on Tuesday. Romney won both contests, and will take the bulk of the delegates in each state.

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Gingrich campaign $4.8 million in debt

Former GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich's campaign is $4.8 million in the red, according to data filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Gingrich’s campaign debts include nearly $1 million for air travel, $466,370 for security, and over $300,000 for consulting and online advertising combined. 

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Romney wins Oregon primary

Mitt Romney won the Oregon primary on Tuesday, taking the bulk of the state's 28 delegates and pushing him closer to officially winning the GOP nomination.

The Associated Press called the race for Romney shortly after polls closed at 11 p.m. ET.

{mosads}Romney is the presumptive GOP nominee but needs 1,144 delegates to clinch the nomination -- a number he should hit by the end of the month or in early June.

This week, Romney’s last challenger in the GOP primary, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, said he would stop campaigning in states that have yet to hold their primaries, and instead focus on cultivating his delegate count in states that have already held their contests.

Romney’s prospects for winning the Beaver State in the fall election are bleak – Oregon hasn’t voted for the Republican presidential nominee since 1984. However, a surprising SurveyUSA poll released last week showed Romney within 4 percent of President Obama.

Obama defeated Sen. John McCain in Oregon in the 2008 election by 16 percent.

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Mitt Romney wins West Virginia primary

Mitt Romney won the West Virginia Republican presidential primary on Tuesday, pushing him closer to the 1,144 delegates he needs to clinch the Republican nomination.

There were 31 delegates at stake in the West Virginia primary, making it the smallest prize of the three states holding their primaries on Tuesday. Romney won all three.

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Mitt Romney wins North Carolina primary

Mitt Romney won the Republican presidential primary in North Carolina on Tuesday.

Romney did not face opposition for the Republican primary in the state, but North Carolina is expected to be a critical swing state in the general election. 

President Obama won North Carolina in 2008. The Democrats are also holding their national convention there in September. In a head-to-head match-up, the latest polls show Obama leading Romney in the state.

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