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Romney looks to fall election on primary Tuesday

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 24, 2012 at 10:19 a.m.

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the RNC State Chairman's National Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., Friday, April 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

— Voters in New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania headed to the polls on Tuesday in contests thought likely to favor Mitt Romney.

With 209 delegates at stake, victory for Romney would mark a nearly definitive end to the Republican nomination process.

Instead of celebrating in any of the primary states, Romney is headed back to New Hampshire, where a primary victory in January set him down the path to the GOP presidential nomination.

From the Radisson Hotel downtown, Romney planned a speech he’s titled “A Better America Begins Tonight.” The general election speech, aides said, will represent a definitive pivot away from the primary contest and toward Democratic President Barack Obama and the general election.

Romney has been the party’s presumptive nominee since his closest rival, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, dropped out of the race earlier this month. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas have continued their campaigns.

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Jjackk says... April 24, 2012 at 10:27 a.m.

Its gonna be so funny when he changes his position on immigration, health care and the budget once he has the nomination. You voters he conned into following him will not be the voters he needs in the general election. You're already in his pocket.

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aimee says... April 24, 2012 at 11:13 a.m.

Romney can "look" but he can't touch..!!!
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Why would go back to the Republican Party that caused the Financial Meltdown...???

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Lainie68 says... April 30, 2012 at 4:56 a.m.

Take a look at the number of voters that showed up on 4/24 and it's not at all what you'd call a "sweep". It's called apathy, and the media has created it.

Even with the lying media effectively convincing people that Romney is their ONLY alternative to Obama, people STILL don't want him.

In the entire state of Rhode Island (over 1 million people), only 14,488 people voted.

All five states that had primaries on 4/24 were closed primaries, meaning only Republicans could vote. In Romney's only voter base, people did not get out and vote for him.

He is getting less than 70% of less than 7% (and that was his BEST showing on 4/24, most of the turnout was less than 2% of the state's population), and that is supposed to beat Obama??

Truth is, the establishment knew he'd never win, and they don't want him to. He's exactly like Obama anyway. NDAA, the Patriot Act, bailouts....you name it. Same story, different election.

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Lainie68 says... April 30, 2012 at 4:57 a.m.

PS...Ron Paul has support from disenfranchised Dems (that's me), true conservatives within the Republican party, and Independent/Libertarian voter support. RON PAUL 2012!!

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