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|Mitt Romney's Super Tuesday|
|Written by Ryan Watkins|
|Wednesday, 07 March 2012 12:01|
Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney claimed six of yesterday's 11 primaries to come away the evening's big winner.
Romney won a majority vote in Alaska, Idaho, Ohio, Virginia, Massachuettes and Vermont. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum claimed the top spot in North Dakota, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
Voters here in Georgia decidedly chose former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who claimed nearly half of all the GOP's primary ballots cast in his home state.
Romney finished second in Georgia, with 25.9 percent of the votes cast. Santorum finished third with 19.6 percent and Libertarian-leaning Congressman Ron Paul (R-Tx.) finished fourth with a mere 6.5 percent of the total, according to the Associated Press.
Despite last night's strong performance, Romney acknowledged in his victory speech that the primary season is far from over.
“Tonight we’ve taken one more step toward restoring the promise of America,” Romney said. “Tomorrow we wake up and we start again. And the next day we do the same. And so it will go, day by day, step by step, door to door, heart to heart.”
Some 32 primary contests remain before the GOP convention will pick its party's nominee this fall.
To learn more about where each of the GOP candidates stand on LGBT issues, please click here.
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