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Romney Sweeps Tuesday’s Primary Elections

by | Apr 5, 2012

By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director

Mitt Romney

With 98 delegates at stake, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney last night placed first in all three contests.  Romney picked up 18 delegates in the District of Columbia, 37 in Maryland, and 30 in Wisconsin.  Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum garnered six delegates in Wisconsin.  The remaining delegates will not be awarded until final results are in from Wisconsin.

1,144 delegates are needed to secure the GOP nomination.  According to Fox News and POLITICO, the delegate count to date is:

Romney –     655
Santorum –   278
Gingrich –   135
Paul –        51

The next presidential primaries are April 24, when 231 delegates are at stake in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.  

Maryland’s Sixth Congressional primary elections produced a surprise.  In the Republican primary, as expected,  pro-life Rep. Roscoe Bartlett won by a comfortable margin.  However, in the Democratic primary, pro-abortion businessman John Delaney defeated pro-abortion state Sen. Rob Garagiola, who was backed by much of the state’s Democratic establishment.

Bartlett will face a difficult challenge in the November general election. Large portions of Montgomery County, which leans heavily Democratic, were added to his district during redistricting. 

Pro-life Republican nominee John Bongino will challenge pro-abortion Senator Ben Cardin (D).

On April 24, Pennsylvania will hold its congressional primaries. 

By the end of June, thirty states will have held their congressional contests and every state and territory will have held their presidential primaries.

The remaining twenty states will hold their congressional contests between July 31 and September 11. The final contest is in Louisiana on November 6. 

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