Romney expects to win nomination outright
March 7th, 2012
10:18 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney expects to win nomination outright

(CNN) – While some see no impending end to the GOP nomination battle, Mitt Romney reiterated Wednesday that he expects to capture his party's nomination, and does not foresee an open or contested convention.

"We've got the time and resources and a plan to get all the delegates. We think that will get done before the convention," Romney said in a CNBC interview. "One thing I can tell you for sure is there's not going to be a brokered convention where some new person comes in and becomes the nominee. It's going to be one of the four people that are still running."
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March 7th, 2012
09:04 AM ET
2 years ago

Video: RNC chair: Long primary not bad for GOP

(CNN) – Reince Priebus, RNC chairman, explains why he thinks the long GOP primary is a good thing for the Republican party.


Filed under: 2012 • Reince Priebus
March 7th, 2012
08:50 AM ET
2 years ago

Analysis: In key Romney win, some warning signs remain

(CNN) - In a year when electability consistently tops Republican primary voters' lists of candidate qualities, Mitt Romney has made the sale. In contest after contest, he's generally chosen as the contender most likely to beat President Barack Obama in November.

On Tuesday, voters in Ohio agreed: They thought he was roughly twice as electable as Rick Santorum, according to exit polls.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: CNN's Bob Costantini and Tory Dunnan, in Columbus, consider the Ohio GOP primary results, plus the overall mixed bag that was Super Tuesday. And the great beyond to come.

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Poll: Romney holds big lead in New York, but running behind Obama
March 7th, 2012
08:06 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Romney holds big lead in New York, but running behind Obama

(CNN) - Mitt Romney is running well ahead of his rivals in New York, according to a survey released Wednesday.

The poll from the Siena College Research Institute showed Romney besting his closest competitor Rick Santorum by 15 percentage points. Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, had the backing of 38% of likely GOP voters in New York, compared to 23% who support former Pennsylvania senator Santorum.
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Paul still winless after Super Tuesday
March 7th, 2012
07:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Paul still winless after Super Tuesday

(CNN) - Tuesday night was super to some degree for every Republican presidential candidate except Rep. Ron Paul of Texas.

Supporters crossed their fingers that Paul would get his first win in North Dakota, only to lose to former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania. But Paul said he doesn't see Tuesday's outcome as definitive.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ron Paul
March 7th, 2012
06:20 AM ET
2 years ago

Loudly Catholic Santorum loses Ohio Catholics

(CNN) – Rick Santorum, a conservative Catholic who is outspoken about faith-based issues, lost Catholic voters by a wide margin in Ohio on Tuesday, potentially a key factor that allowed Mitt Romney to squeak out the narrowest of victories overall in the state.

According to CNN's exit polls, Romney took 43% of Ohio Catholics on Super Tuesday, compared to 31% for Rick Santorum, and Romney beat Santorum overall by 38% to 37%.

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Filed under: Ohio • Religion • Rick Santorum
Romney wins 6 states, but Santorum draws conservative support
March 7th, 2012
06:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney wins 6 states, but Santorum draws conservative support

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's showing in six states was not a super one for the Republican presidential hopeful, who failed to produce the convincing wins needed to demonstrate his ability to generate support among diehard conservatives.

It was best illustrated by Romney's big Super Tuesday win in the bellwether state of Ohio, where he eked out a win over Rick Santorum, after failing to attract strong support from tea party conservatives and evangelical conservatives.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Republicans • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
March 7th, 2012
04:55 AM ET
2 years ago

5 things we learned from Super Tuesday

(CNN) – Mitt Romney scored a major victory by taking Ohio, but Rick Santorum continued to defy the odds by winning several contests on Super Tuesday as the race for the Republican presidential nomination now moves to Kansas, Alabama, Mississippi and beyond.

In a late-night nail-biter, Romney came away with an Ohio win that he hopes will help him overwrite the narrative that he is incapable of connecting with blue-collar voters.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Republicans • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, March 7, 2012
March 7th, 2012
04:25 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

WASHINGTON/POLITICAL:

CNN: Romney wins 6 states, including Ohio; Santorum takes 3; Gingrich nabs Georgia
Mitt Romney won six Super Tuesday states including the big prize of Ohio, while Rick Santorum took three states and Newt Gingrich grabbed a vital triumph in Georgia, CNN projected. Romney was projected early Wednesday to win Alaska's caucuses, the last to tally votes among the 10 states with delegates up for grabs.

CNN: Georgia win keeps Gingrich in the race
Despite a delegate math challenge ahead, Newt Gingrich vowed to stay in the GOP presidential race after he won Georgia's Super Tuesday primary. It was expected the 20-year Georgia congressman would end up the victor of his longtime home state. Despite coming in third and fourth place in a majority of the Super Tuesday contests, a win in Georgia was enough for him to continue his White House run.

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BREAKING: Romney wins Alaska caucuses, CNN projects
March 7th, 2012
03:08 AM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Romney wins Alaska caucuses, CNN projects

(CNN) - Mitt Romney will win Tuesday's Republican caucuses in Alaska, CNN projects.

For the latest Super Tuesday developments, follow The Political Ticker's live blog.


Filed under: 2012 • Alaska • Mitt Romney
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