Mitt Romney Wins Nevada GOP Caucuses

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) - "Thank you NV!," his campaign tweeted as the results were announced. "Our message of restoring America's greatness continues to resonate through the west & across the country."

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has won the Nevada Republican caucuses.

The victory is Romney's second straight campaign win after a double-digit triumph in the Florida primary earlier this week. Romney's fellow Mormons turned out in heavy numbers in Nevada.Republican front-runner Mitt Romney cruised to victory in the Nevada caucuses Saturday night, notching a second straight triumph over a field of presidential rivals suddenly struggling to keep pace.

Returns from 13 of 17 counties showed Romney with 43 percent
support, Gingrich with 24 percent, Paul with 20 percent and
Santorum with 13 percent.

The former Massachusetts governor held a double-digit lead over
his nearest pursuer as the totals mounted in a state where fellow
Mormons accounted for roughly a quarter of all caucus-goers.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul vied
for a distant second. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum
trailed the field.


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