Romney Clinches GOP Nomination With Texas Win

A delegate count shows that Mitt Romney surpassed the 1,144 delegates needed to win the nomination during Tuesday's primary.

Posted: 05/30/2012 06:49 AM EDT
Romney Clinches GOP Nomination With Texas Win

Mitt Romney campaigns at the Somers Furniture warehouse in Las Vegas on Tuesday. (Photo: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney has clinched the Republican nomination for president with a win in the Texas primary.

The Associated Press delegate count shows that Romney surpassed the 1,144 delegates needed to win the nomination during Tuesday's primary. Early returns show Romney posting a big win in Texas.

It's a triumph of endurance for a candidate who came up short four years ago and had to fight hard this year as voters flirted with a carousel of GOP rivals.

Romney reached the nomination milestone with a steady message of concern about the U.S. economy, a campaign organization that dwarfed those of his GOP opponents, and a fundraising operation second only to that of his Democratic opponent in the general election, President Barack Obama.

 

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