Mitt Romney edged ever closer to officially clinching the GOP nomination.
GOP Presidential 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.
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.
Mitt Romney is edging closer to officially clinching the GOP presidential nomination.
"We both agree that President Obama must be defeated," said Santorum in an email to supporters Monday.
Rep. Ron Paul's (R-Texas) supporters elected the majority of delegates at the Maine Republican Convention, giving the GOP hopeful his first state victory.
In his 30-minute exit speech to supporters, Gingrich discussed brain science, hologram technology and lunar colonies.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Wednesday night that he would endorse Mitt Romney's presidential bid, hours after the campaign of Newt Gingrich — Perry's previous choice — announced that the former Speaker would be ending his bid for the White House.
"Mitt Romney has earned the Republican presidential nomination through hard work, a strong organization and disciplined message of restoring America after nearly four years of failed job-killing policies from President Obama and his administration," said Gov. Perry in a statement released by his campaign. "So today I join the many conservative Republicans across the nation in endorsing Mitt Romney for president and pledge to him, my constituents and the Republican Party that I will continue to work hard to help defeat President Obama."
Mitt Romney landed his biggest delegate prize with his primary victory in New York, just one of his five victories.
Mitt Romney will win Pennsylvania's primary, an expected result after Rick Santorum exited the presidential race.