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Romney Wins California Republican Presidential Primary, AP Says

June 05, 2012

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney won the California primary, according to the Associated Press, one of five victories for him in nomination contests today.

Romney surpassed the required number of delegates needed for his party’s nomination on May 30 with his victory in the Texas primary. With no active opposition, he easily won today’s other presidential primaries in New Jersey, South Dakota, New Mexico and Montana.

With less than 1 percent of California’s precincts reporting, Romney had 81 percent of the vote in the AP tally. Representative Ron Paul of Texas had 10 percent, followed by former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania with 5 percent and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia with 3 percent.

Republicans will formally nominate Romney, 65, at their national convention Aug. 27-30 in Tampa, Florida.

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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