January 5th, 2008
04:05 PM ET
13 years ago

Romney wins Wyoming Caucuses


Mitt Romney stops to playfully throw a snow ball at neighborhood kids while walking into a house party in Bedford, New Hampshire Saturday. (Photo Credit: AP)

(CNN) - CNN projects that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will win the Wyoming Republican Caucuses.

With 58 percent of the caucuses reporting, Romney has won 6 of Wyoming's 12 delegates, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson has won 1 delegate and California Rep. Duncan Hunter has won 1 delegate.

Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson and California Rep. Duncan Hunter have each won one delegate.

Wyoming's Republican contest comes two days after the Iowa caucuses and three days before the New Hampshire primary.

The early date of the Wyoming GOP county conventions was intended to draw candidates' attention to the state, but has had only modest results.

Republican hopefuls Romney, Hunter, Fred Thompson and Ron Paul all stopped by the state - visits they probably wouldn't have made except for this year's early conventions - and candidates have sent Wyoming's GOP voters a flood of campaign mail.

The traditional leadoff nomination contests in Iowa and New Hampshire have dominated the attention of both candidates and the national media in recent months, and no candidates visited Wyoming in the four weeks leading up to the caucuses.

Hunter was the last to visit the state on December 4.

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soundoff (135 Responses)
  1. Alfred Stegelman, Conroe, TX

    Romney is not fit to be president. He is a liar and a cheat and you can verify that through many that he has done business with in the past. He is bad for the country and if he ever got into national office, we would be in near as much trouble as if Bilary got in. Romney hides behind his Mormon "morals" but he can't fool everyone. He is poison and should be treated as such. Flushed down the national drain.

    January 6, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  2. Andrew

    Mitt throws like a girl.

    January 6, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  3. josh

    looks like he throws like a girl....

    January 6, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  4. YS, Fullerton, CA

    It's sad that some states got more coverage than the other. There is no question that almost all US media are leaning to the left. Mr. Huckabee is the Republican candidate whose princinples are not too much different with Democrat (besides Ron Paul). So no wonder he got more coverage when he win than Mr. Romney.

    People may try to avoid God's will. If it is God's will that Mitt Romney wins the election, no one can prevent it.

    January 6, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  5. MJ

    Did anyone else notice Willard Mitt Romney's reaction when McCain criticized the pharmaceutical company lobbyists during the debate? He told McCain to stop picking on the pharmaceutical companies because they do a lot of good things for us.

    McCain was trying to tell the American people that the pharmaceutical companies block legislation that would allow us to buy cheaper medicine, such as from Canada. That's when Willard Romney interrupted and defended the pharmaceutical companies.

    Boy, we know for who Willard would be looking out for if he got anywhere near the White House.

    January 6, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  6. sue

    Ok new rule ever presidential candidate must have served in the military and so should there off springs. As to date I haven't seen much of that and it would really narrow the field down. Let just do one better make it mandatory to be an American everyone must serve three years in service to our country.

    January 6, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  7. Jay Bee, USA

    "Romney said, pharmaceutical companies do a lot of good and help the American people."

    No matter your opinion, it is true that the majority of medical innovation has occurred here in the U.S. with regard to pharmaceuticals. It’s a risky business and the rewards have to be great in a free market economy in order to drive innovation and research.

    While I think the pharmaceutical companies in some cases have taken advantage of people, I think they do deserve some credit for even making life saving prescription drugs available to the U.S. and to the world. McCain at 72 probably takes his meds everyday, just like the rest of us. Discount an entire U.S. industry overlooks the fact that any healthcare solution must have a strong grasp of the economy.

    MJ, January 6, 2008 3:22 pm ET, Isn’t buying drugs in Canada a form of sending jobs overseas? A vote for McCain is a vote for shipping U.S. jobs out of the country!

    January 6, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  8. mj

    Jay Bee, USA, You speak like someone who does not have to worry about paying for his prescriptions and a true blue Willard Romney Supporter. HA HA.

    I ask the American peiople to look at Willard's business dealings. See how many jobs he has sent overseas. Check out his record in Massachusetts. He only won because the Democrats chose a "Hillary" type to run against him. Old Mitt, after telling Jane Swift, the Lt. Gov. at that time, that he would not run against her, saw an opportunity to run for governor of Massachusetts instead of Utah. He had been planning to run for governor of Utah until he saw the weak candidate the Dems had put up for the job. He scurried back to Massachussetts and stabbed the sitting lt. gov. in the back and pushed her out.
    What a guy!!


    January 7, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  9. Joseph, Grand Rapids, MI

    Romney isn't going anywhere. He is in this race and will recieve the nomination. Period. Romney has my vote.

    January 7, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  10. cosmo1001

    b. upton....in defense of CNN....With Romney having won 6 delegates and two others having won 1 each, it was mathematically impossible at that point for any other candidate to win 7 delegates and therefore beat Romney. CNN correctly "predicted" the winner of the Wyoming caucuses even though only 8 of 12 caucuses were reporting.

    January 7, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
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