February 3rd, 2008
05:28 PM ET
13 years ago

CNN projects Romney wins Maine Republican caucuses

(CNN) - The Maine Republican caucuses began on Friday and continued through today (Sunday).

With 428 of 626 towns reporting (68 percent of towns, not 68 percent of voters):

Mitt Romney - 2,362 votes, 52 percent

John McCain - 958 votes, 21.1 percent

Ron Paul - 851 votes, 18.7 percent

Mike Huckabee - 268 votes, 5.9 percent

Undecided - 94 votes, 2.1 percent

Fred Thompson - 4 votes, 0.1 percent

Rudy Giuliani - 2 votes, 0 percent

Maine will send 18 delegates to the Republican National Convention. CNN projects that all 18 delegates will go to Mitt Romney.

Filed under: Maine
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Mark

    Way to go Mitt, thank you voters from Maine. Mitt in 2008!

    February 3, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  2. John Allan

    Another landslide victory for Romney. There's a groundswell of support for Mitt right now, not only because he's an excellent candidate, but because he is the only man who can stop John McAmnesty from getting the nomination.

    February 3, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  3. john

    Huckabee gets only 5% of Maine voters...it's clear by now he's just a spoiler.

    February 3, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  4. John

    Ron Paul looks very likely to beat John McNasty

    February 3, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  5. Patrick of Albany NY

    What saddens me is that Ron Paul is commanding the support of 2 in 10 people despite the complete lack of coverage he has gotten from ANY media outlet. In fact the very few times I saw him mentioned usually concerned the allegedly racist publications. Yet here he is. Two in ten support. That is significant. If the media gave fair coverage across a broad spectrum I believe Dr. Paul would have been a very strong candidate.

    February 3, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  6. Chris in Silicon Valley

    It seems the media wants John McCain. And, no, I am not a Romney supporter.

    February 3, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  7. Willard Scott

    I hope people will see the light, finally. Mitt Romney is head and shoulders above the rest in ability, morals and experience. We need a quick surge NOW! Lets get behind Romney and put the three conspirators (Mccain, Huckabee , and Guiliani) away. We have one more day.

    February 3, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  8. Write-In Will DePort

    Thank you fellow United Patriots for glancing at my comment. Thank you fellow patriots for all your work. Don't give up. The new third party UNITED PATRIOTS will be putting a presidential election into the legislative process. Small states will have the same voting power as big states at this point..

    February 3, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  9. Mark J Georgia

    Every blog page I have read has been tilted toward Romney. Why? That's because it is mostly literate people that know how to write and blog. And literate people tend to earn their own living and understand the value of a strong economy. So that's why the majority of bloggers support Romney. If you don't get it, ask a conservative friend to explain it to you.

    February 3, 2008 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  10. No to Clinton

    Go Romney. McCain in just another Clinton.
    Bush Light and more of the same old crap!

    February 3, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  11. Connor of Austin, TX

    I totally agree with Patrick. I shook Ron Paul's hand in Victoria, TX on Saturday. During the one minute I got to talk to him, I was impressed by his understanding and vivacity. It is truly tragic what the American media has done to him. They never failed to label him a long shot during the race, right from the start. I am ashamed of the people with the loudest voices in this country for ignoring an American genius.

    February 3, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  12. marie

    good job Maine.
    Hope intelligent people in other states do the same.

    February 3, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  13. USMC Retired in Texas

    for the good of the party, ShuckaBee needs to bow out (gracefully if possible) ...but we all know he can't do that and still collect payment from McCain/Clinton et al for running intereference against, and stealing votes away from their only real rival Mitt Romney. So, Huckybuck....just how much ARE you gettin'???

    February 4, 2008 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  14. Derek

    (the romney campaign in a nutshell) "quote ronald reagan as much as possible and keep attention on economy....anything to keep the attention off the fact that being president involves far more than economic policy..) ive never seen a candidate run on a former presidents credentials more than romney...even hillary isnt as bad.

    February 4, 2008 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  15. Housewife

    I do not want Romneycare . I do not want a president that plans to instill HIS idea of values into MY family forcibly ,while he supports the never ending slaughter in the middle east- yes how moral of he, McCain and Huckabee, all in the name of Honor.
    Here gentleman, just in case you've forgotten what Honor truly means:

    Honor, honesty, integrity, sincerity refer to the highest moral principles and the ABSENCE OF DECEIT OR FRAUD. Honor denotes a fine sense of, and a strict conformity to, what is considered morally right or due: a high sense of honor; on one's honor. Honesty denotes the presence of probity and particularly the absence of deceit or fraud, esp. in business dealings:

    February 4, 2008 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  16. Tim

    love ron paul, tears for him and shame on american mainstream media.

    February 4, 2008 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  17. john seigel

    Romney deserves same thing in all states.

    February 4, 2008 02:00 am at 2:00 am |
  18. Bob

    If Romney and McCain were so in love with conservatism, they'd support Ron Paul.

    Of course, they're not. They're in love with themselves.

    February 4, 2008 02:49 am at 2:49 am |
  19. Miguel

    Mitt Romney is a joke. Honestly, I think that instead of calling the party republican you should just be called coporatelackiests.

    February 4, 2008 04:08 am at 4:08 am |
  20. Steve

    Housewife: You surely haven't seen Romney's "Faith In America" speech have you? Neither have you read our 150 year old document (the Constitution) that clearly states that: [N]o religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

    February 4, 2008 04:54 am at 4:54 am |
  21. AJ

    Well, there is certainly a prize for Romney...

    February 4, 2008 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  22. WMW

    Ron Paul is a gift from God for the American people. We can wake up now or continue the price of sleeping through the destruction of our country that our Fathers and Mothers worked so hard to create for us. At least we should show our appreciation to the Founding Fathers for giving us a country where we can or use to be free, out of debt, secure, and a God -fearing people!

    Thanks to Nevada, Louisiana, and Maine for having people who understand the Constitution and Freedom. Ron Paul Ron!

    February 4, 2008 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  23. Teacher for Mitt

    I have to try and teach your kids everyday. It is obvious that many get very little education on morals, respect and responsibility at home. In reference to your never-ending slaughter, what do you call 9-11 and the other sucker attacks on innocent Americans? You copy the dictionary pretty well, but your comprehension and reasoning skills leave much to be desired. Intelligent, moral people need to unite and turn this country around. I am tired of haring about the poor terrorists when I turn on the news everyday to another innocent citizen or child being tortured and murdered. That is the slaughter you should focus on. Come on my fellow educated conservatives, let's put Romney in and PRAY to the one God we all worship that he can instill some values and responsibility in the ignorant!

    February 4, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  24. Linda

    Last election, I actually liked John MaCain, but all I really care about is our country turning into a third world country, and that really scares me. Macain just doesn't get it. Illegal immigration is very important, and people are forgetting that. If he gets President he will do what HE wantsn ot what the people want. You can tell that by his cynical grin. He thinks we the people, don't know whats good for us. I will take my chances with new blood in there, I will vote for Mitt Romney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 4, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  25. Anonymous

    Ron Paul for pres!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 4, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
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