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|Romney claims GOP title after Texas primary win|
|Written by Ryan Watkins|
|Wednesday, 30 May 2012 12:38|
It's about as official as it gets, without actually being official. Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney likely secured the Republican nomination and will face President Barack Obama in the November general election after winning yesterday's Texas primary, according to multiple media outlets.
The victory pushed Romney over the 1,144 delegate mark needed to claim the GOP nomination. Romney, the frontrunner and only legitimate candidate still campaigning on the GOP side, will look to shore up support from his party's base and choose his vice president in the coming weeks.
“I am honored that Americans across the country have given their support to my candidacy and I am humbled to have won enough delegates to become the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nominee,” Romney said in a statement released after last night's Texas primary.
“But whatever challenges lie ahead, we will settle for nothing less than getting America back on the path to full employment and prosperity,” he added.
The GOP convention will be held in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 27-30, where Romney is slated to accept his party's nomination.
Top photo: Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney (publicity photo)
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