Quantcast
pork barrel

Romney romps to win in Puerto Rico primary



SAN JUAN – Mitt Romney scored a resounding win in Sunday’s primary race in Puerto Rico to pick a Republican nominee to take on President Barack Obama in November’s election.

With 31 percent of the precincts reporting, the former Massachusetts governor had more than 83 percent of the vote, according to the the State Elections Commission, or CEEPR.

His chief rival Rick Santorum stood a distant second with eight percent. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich had 2.1 percent, just ahead of Representative Ron Paul’s 1.2 percent.

US media projected Romney would win comfortably based on the partial count.

The US commonwealth in the Caribbean has only 20 delegates at stake for the Republican National Convention in August but has been courted vigorously by contenders in part because the broader US Hispanic vote is seen as crucial to the election outcome.

The primary came just two days before a major battle in Illinois, where 54 delegates are at stake and polls show Romney and Santorum in a closely fought race.


Follow Us




Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Election , Mitt Romney , News , Politics , Republican , US


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003141994462 Davinder Singh

    great



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
Advertisement
Marketplace
Advertisement