(CNN) - Following Mitt Romney's primary hat trick on Tuesday, former Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty said the race is now practically "over."
"Let's face it, Mitt Romney is going to be the nominee," Pawlenty, a strong Romney backer, told Wolf Blitzer, anchor of CNN's "The Situation Room."
(CNN) - CNN projects Mitt Romney will win all three of Tuesday's Republican presidential primaries, including Wisconsin, where the loss for Rick Santorum may damage his ability to convince Republicans that he can stop Romney from getting the nomination.
Romney's wins in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia will put him past the halfway mark to the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the nomination and add to a wide delegate lead that he holds over the other major GOP presidential candidates, according to CNN estimates.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama's re-election team, said the president was "appropriate" in attacking Mitt Romney by name in a speech on Tuesday.
(CNN) - Despite disappointing finishes in all three of Tuesday's Republican primaries, Rick Santorum indicated no sign of letting up in his quest to win the Republican presidential nomination.
"The clock starts tonight," Santorum said to supporters in Pennsylvania.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney will win Tuesday's Republican primary in Wisconsin, CNN projects.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney will win Tuesday's Republican primary in the District of Columbia, CNN projects.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday by winning primaries in the District of Columbia and Maryland, CNN projects.
He has now surpassed the 2,778 delegate-threshold needed to secure his party's nod. For more information, click here.
Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney will win Tuesday's Republican primary in Maryland, CNN projects.
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(CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus predicted the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday will be "pivotal" during an interview on CNN's "John King, USA."
(CNN) - As the president's re-election team starts showing more muscle on the campaign trail, Mitt Romney sharpened his attacks against President Barack Obama Tuesday, hitting his potential opponent as hypocritical and "disingenuous."
"He says things which are designed to solicit applause and affirmation, but in reality, he does very different things than what he's saying," Romney said on Sean Hannity's radio program.