The former Massachusetts governor won 56 percent of the Coventry vote, beating his nearest competitor by 26 points.
Mitt Romney looked certain to continue his march toward a showdown with President Barack Obama, leading Rhode Island in Tuesday’s primary with 63 percent of the statewide vote with 96 percent of districts reporting as of 10:15 p.m., according to Secretary of State Ralph Mollis's election results web page. Locally, Romney won Coventry with 56 percent pf the vote. The former Massachusetts governor garnered 298 total votes, beating Ron Paul with 159 (30 percent), and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 34 votes (6.4 percent). Sen. Rick Santorum, whose name remained on the ballot despite his decision to back out of the race two weeks ago, managed 34 votes (6.4 percent). Statewide, the former Massachusetts governor garnered 8,616 total …
While politically inclined RI residents can't vote in Tuesday's N.H. Republican primary, here at Patch, we don't think it's right that our friends up north have all the January fun. We want to know: who would you vote for?
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
While politically inclined RI residents can't vote in Tuesday's N.H. Republican primary, here at Patch, we don't think it's right that our friends up north have all the January fun. We want to know: who would you vote for? The Republican race for a presidential candidate is heating up. The New Hampshire primary is under way and the caucus in Iowa slimmed down the potential Presidential nominations with Michele Bachmann dropping out of the race after getting just 5 percent of the vote (6,073 ballots). Mitt Romney took the caucus with a needle-thin win over Rick Santorum, gathering just eight more ballots. Romney had 24.6 percent of the vote (30,015 ballots) with Santorum in a surprising second with 24.5 percent (30,007 ballots). Both Newt …