Before voting begins, Romney takes small delegate lead
January 3rd, 2012
06:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Before voting begins, Romney takes small delegate lead

(CNN) – Before the first ballots are cast in Iowa Tuesday night, Mitt Romney can claim a small lead in the race to win the Republican presidential nomination.

The former Massachusetts governor has secured the early public support of 11 of the 1,144 delegates needed to win the nomination, compared to two for Texas Gov. Rick Perry and one for former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

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