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Romney wins GOP race in Ohio
COLUMBUS -- In a nail-biter, Mitt Romney barely snatched the critical battleground state of Ohio away from main rival Rick Santorum on Super Tuesday.
Early this morning the Associated Press and CNN called the Ohio contest for Mr. Romney.
The former Massachusetts governor’s narrow victory, plus Mr. Santorum’s failure to field a full slate of delegates in the Buckeye State, means Mr. Romney won the bragging rights of the popular vote and a majority of the 63 delegates Ohio awarded on Tuesday.
To get the GOP presidential nomination, the winner must surpass 1,144 delegates.
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Northwest Ohio election coverage:
- Election results by the numbers
- Stainbrook snags win against 2 Binkleys
- Voter turnout low in Lucas County
- Kucinich concedes defeat, blasts Kaptur campaign
- Kaptur trounces Kucinich; Wurzelbacher wins GOP nod
- 0.75% tax renewed despite economy
- Wood, Fulton, Seneca fall contests set
- Bowling Green voters to get new pool
- Woodmore schools bond issue approved
- Ohio Treasurer Mandel to run against Brown for Senate
- O'Neill to challenge Ohio Supreme Court incumbent
- Napoleon voters OK bond issue for schools
- Perrysburg residents vote to pull from TARTA
- Herringshaw to run for Wood County Commissioner in fall
- Copeland winning Democratic primary for recorder
- Jensen wins GOP race for appeals bench