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Gaining Steam Romney Wins NE, OR Primaries Jae C. Hong / AP Photo

Romney Wins NE, OR Primaries

And the winner is … Mitt Romney! The former Massachusetts governor had no problem running to victory in both Nebraska and Oregon on Tuesday night, winning nearly 70 percent of the vote in the Cornhusker State with three quarters of precincts reporting. The Associated Press called the race for Romney in Oregon, projecting him the winner of a distant second-placer Ron Paul. Rick Santorum placed second in Nebraska, though neither he nor Paul could get within 60 percentage points of Romney. Romney is set to gain 57 total delegates from Tuesday’s wins, 32 from Nebraska which will be added during the state’s convention in July, and 25 from Oregon to come when the win is made official. Former senator Bob Kerrey won the Democratic primary in Nebraska, setting up what promises to be a tight race with Republican state Sen. Deb Fischer, who won a three-way primary over Attorney General Jon Bruning.

May 16, 2012 12:05 AM