MANCHESTER, N.H. 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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