ROMNEY SWEEPS! Wins Wisconsin, Maryland and DC Primaries
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attends a phone bank on behalf of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, March 31, 2012. (REUTERS/Darren Hauck)
A clean sweep –
Mitt Romney won Wisconsin, Maryland and the DC primaries tonight
Romney Sweeps 3 More Contests…
The Ticket reported:
Following easy primary victories over Rick Santorum in Maryland and D.C. Tuesday night, Mitt Romney won the biggest prize of the evening in Wisconsin, earning a significant number of delegates and bolstering his frontrunner status.
Romney’s victory speech, issued at a rally in Milwaukee, Wisc., took the tone of a general election address as he chose to focus heavily on President Obama, high gas prices, Obamacare, and the economy.
“President Obama thinks he’s doing a good job,” Romney told the audience, adding that’s something the president didn’t say on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
Romney conceded the past few years have been difficult for many, but said the president and his lack of leadership have made it worse. Romney positioned himself as a symbol of hope amid the turmoil.
“The dreamers can dream a little bigger, the help wanted signs can be dusted off, and we can start again,” Romney said.
He made no direct mention of his opponent Santorum.
Heading into Tuesday’s primary, Romney had 572 delegates– half way to the 1,144 necessary for the nomination, Santorum had 273 delegates, Newt Gingrich had 135, and Ron Paul had 50, according to the Associated Press.
Together, Maryland and the District have 53 delegates up for grabs (Santorum did not appear on D.C.’s ballot). But Wisconsin–which will award 42 delegates–was the night’s major wild card and holds the potential to change the course of the primary race.