1. ON THE TRAIL

    Romney to Clinch Nomination Tuesday

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    If all goes according to plan, Mitt Romney will clinch the Republican nomination on Tuesday night after the Texas primary. With 155 delegates at stake and Romney as the last man standing in the race, a victory will propel Romney well past the magic number of 1,144—the amount he needs to officially capture the nomination in Tampa in August. Although the contest has the second-largest haul of delegates in the primary contest—and the largest amount at stake so far—the state’s all-but-certain win for Romney has led voters there to be more focused on six primary races, including a U.S. senate race that has brought out heavy-hitters such as Rick Santorum and Sarah Palin to campaign.

    Read it at The Washington Post