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Romney Makes Clean Sweep

Five states held primaries on Tuesday and Mitt Romney won all five of them, taking victories in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New York, and the decisive Delaware. Romney essentially claimed the GOP nomination in a speech delivered in New Hampshire beside his wife Ann. “After 43 primaries and caucuses, many long days and not a few long nights, I can say with confidence–and gratitude–that you have given me a great honor and solemn responsibility,” Romnye said. He added emphatically: “a better America begins tonight.” Rick Santorum has already left the race, and Newt Gingrich is expected to reassess his campaign on Wednesday after a demoralizing loss in Delaware.

April 24, 2012 10:19 PM