Mormons Help Spur Romney to Nevada Win

Mormon support helped fuel former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to a victory in Nevada's Republican caucuses.

Romney's western victory marked his second straight success, coming quickly after a first-place finish in the Michigan primary revived a faltering campaign.

Nevada Republicans said the economy and illegal immigration were their top concerns, according to preliminary results from surveys of voters entering their caucuses. Romney was leader among voters who cited both issues.

Mormons comprised about 20 percent of all caucus-goers, another
advantage for Romney, who is trying to become the first member of
the faith to win the White House.

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