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. > > Bull or Bear? Vote in Our Poll "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.
|Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pays for his take-out order at the Montgomery Inn in Cincinnati on Saturday.|