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Romney romps home in Washington


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Romney romps home in Washington

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney claimed an easy victory in Washington state on Saturday – his fourth win in a week.

He took 36 percent of the vote in the poll taking him one step closer to winning the nomination.

Second place was more closely contested. US Senator Rick Santorum, seen by some as Romney’s main rival, took 24.4 percent of the vote but that only earned him third place.

Edging into second with 25 percent was the US Representative from Texas, Ron Paul, while former House Speaker Newt Gingrich could only muster 11 per cent to slip into fourth place.

A clearer picture could emerge this coming ‘Super Tuesday’ when 10 states will declare their votes.

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