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Mitt Romney Wins Michigan and Arizona, Attention Turns to “Super Tuesday”

by | Mar 1, 2012

By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director

Mitt Romney affirms his pro-life convictions

On February 28, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney prevailed in both Arizona’s and Michigan’s Republican presidential primaries. 

Carrying 47% of the vote, Romney won all of Arizona’s 29 delegates in a closed winner-take-all primary.  Former Senator Rick Santorum came in second with 27%. Next in line were former Speaker Newt Gingrich (16%) and Rep. Ron Paul (8%).

In Michigan, the contest was more competitive. Romney won a 41% to 38% victory over Santorum. Paul finished third this time, with 12%, compared to 7% for Gingrich. Because Michigan’s 30 delegates are decided in a proportional primary, the delegates are awarded by congressional district. 

While Washington State holds its non-binding precinct caucuses March 3, all eyes are on March 6th’s Super Tuesday. Ten states will hold GOP presidential contests:  Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. 

Texas was also originally scheduled for March 6. However, due to a court challenge regarding the state’s congressional redistricting, the primary is expected to take place May 29. 

More than 400 delegates are up for grabs on Super Tuesday.

What that means is that by March 10, nearly half of the presidential primaries, caucuses, and conventions across the nation will have been completed.  Utah’s June 26th winner-take-all primary will be the last before the Republican National Convention. The convention will be held August 22 through August 30 in Tampa, Florida.

Since all of the Republican candidates are pro-life, the GOP will have a pro-life Republican nominee for president of the United States to challenge pro-abortion President Barack Obama.

On a side note, yesterday pro-abortion Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) announced her retirement.  There are 33 Senate seats at play this November. With Snowe’s retirement, that means ten of the 33 incumbents are retiring.

And earlier today, pro-life Rep. David Dreier (R-Ca.) announced his retirement.

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