Romney leads first round in West Virginia

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds an eight-point lead after the first round of voting in the West Virginia Republican Presidential Convention, but there will be a second round of voting because no candidate received more than 50 percent.

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Romney took 41 percent with 464 votes, while former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee took 33 percent and Sen. John McCainJohn McCainBush biographer: Trump has moved the goalpost for civilized society White House to pressure McConnell on ObamaCare McCain: Trump needs to state difference between bigots and those fighting hate MORE (Ariz.) took 16 percent. Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) took 10 percent and will not be a part of the second round.

The session will reconvene for another vote at 1:30 p.m. EST. It will award 18 of the state’s 30 delegates to the Republican National Convention.