Mitt Romney sweeps all three primary elections.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney defeats rival Rick Santorum in Wisconsin’s GOP presidential primary, and while giving his victory speech in Milwaukee the former Massachusetts governor takes a jab at the Democratic incumbent – President Barack Obama. “This time we’re gonna get it right. We’ll stop the days of apologizing for success at home, and never again apologize for America abroad.”
The front-runner in the race to the White House on the Republican ticket retains his lead by picking up Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington DC. Romney tells the crowd, “our greatest days are still ahead.”
“God bless this great country … Thanks for the victory in Wisconsin.”
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum comes in second place in the Badger State, with Congressman Ron Paul trailing in third. The leading candidate needs 1,144 delegates to clinch the Republican nomination.
State Democratic Party Chair Mike Tate says Romney’s out-of-touch policies put the burden on the backs of Wisconsin’s working families.
The next GOP primaries are in three weeks, when five states head to the polls on April 24: Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Rhode Island and Santorum’s home state of Pennsylvania.
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