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Romney Narrowly Wins Maine Caucus

Romney Narrowly Wins Maine Caucus


Mitt Romney emerged triumphant in Maine's Republican caucuses after losing in three states earlier this week.

While the victory was slim -- Romney won with 2,190 votes while Ron Paul garnered 1,996 -- the win marks a turnaround for the former Massachusetts governor which began hours earlier when he won the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Committee Conference

The Associated Press reports that Romney currently has the lead in the race for delegates, with 120. Rick Santorum has 72, with Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul following with 32 and 16, respectively. 1,144 delegates are needed in order to win the nomination.

"I thank the voters of Maine for their support," said Romney Saturday via statement. "I'm committed to turning around America. And I'm heartened to have the support of so many good people in this great state."

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