Mitt Romney is angling to solidify his front-runner status and Rick Santorum to keep it a two-man race as voters in 10 states put Super Tuesday’s imprint on the Republican presidential contest. Newt Gingrich just hopes to keep his struggling campaign alive with a strong showing in Georgia.
Mitt Romney won Washington state’s presidential caucus straw poll Saturday, capturing a strong portion of the vote of thousands of Republicans who crowded caucuses around the state.
The fight to emerge as the Republican challenger to Barack Obama turns next to Washington state — a Democratic bastion known not just for majestic mountain ranges and good coffee, but also for independent-minded voters.
Ron Paul’s presidential campaign on Wednesday threatened to fight the seating of some Washington state delegates to the Republican National Convention, saying there is a lack of transparency in how party officials from the state’s largest county are chosen.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is bringing his campaign to Washington state a week ahead of the state’s Republican caucuses.