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Romney trumps Santorum in Puerto Rican primary

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-03-19

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (pictured) easily won a Sunday primary race in the US territory of Puerto Rico with more than 83.4% of the vote. Rival Republican candidate Rick Santorum came in a distant second with 7.7%.

AFP - Mitt Romney scored a resounding win in Sunday's primary race in Puerto Rico to pick a Republican nominee to take on President Barack Obama in November's election.

With the final tally in late Sunday, the former Massachusetts governor had more than 83.4 percent of the vote, according to the State Elections Commission, or CEEPR, in the US territory.

His chief rival, Rick Santorum, stood a distant second with 7.7 percent. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich had two percent, just ahead of Representative Ron Paul's 1.1 percent.

The US commonwealth in the Caribbean has only 20 delegates at stake for the Republican National Convention in August but has been courted vigorously by contenders in part because the broader US Hispanic vote is seen as crucial to the election outcome.

The primary came just two days before a major battle in Illinois, where 54 delegates are at stake and polls show Romney and Santorum in a tight race.
 

Date created : 2012-03-19

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