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Romney Wins Republican Presidential Primary in Oregon, AP Says

May 15, 2012

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney won the Oregon primary, according to the Associated Press, following his victory earlier tonight in Nebraska.

Romney began the day with 973 delegates of the 1,144 needed for the nomination, according to the AP. The former Massachusetts governor should surpass the required number later this month. The presidential primaries wrap up June 26 when Utah votes.

His last remaining active Republican rival, U.S. Representative Ron Paul of Texas, announced yesterday he won’t spend more money campaigning in primaries, though he will continue seeking national convention delegates at state party gatherings.

With 27 percent of Oregon’s precincts reporting in the AP tally, Romney had 73 percent of the vote. Paul had 12 percent, followed by former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania with 9 percent and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 5 percent.

To contact the reporter on this story: Don Frederick in Washington at dfrederick1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jeanne Cummings at jcummings21@bloomberg.net.


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