Romney Wins Washington Caucuses

OLYMPIA, Wash. ( TheStreet) -- Mitt Romney won Washington state's Republican presidential caucuses by a wide margin Saturday.

The victory gives the former Massachusetts governor momentum heading into Super Tuesday (March 6), when 10 states hold primaries or caucuses.

Unofficial results showed that with 99% of the vote in, Romney won with 38%, according to CNN. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas garned 25% of the vote, with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum close behind, with 24%. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich trailed far behind, with 10%.

Up for grabs in Washington state are 40 delegates.

"I'm heartened to have won the Washington caucuses, and I thank the voters for their support," Romney said in a statement posted on his campaign Web site.

The statement did not mention Romney's Republican rivals and quickly shifted focus to President Obama.

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"Every day that passes with Barack Obama in the White House is a day in which America's recovery from the economic crisis is delayed," the statement said.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pays for his take-out order at the Montgomery Inn in Cincinnati on Saturday.

The Washington victory rounds out a week that also saw Romney wins in Michigan and Arizona.

Now the focus of the race shifts to largely to Ohio, a key battleground that holds its primary Tuesday. Other states with contests on that day include Georgia, Massachusetts and Virginia.
This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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