(AP) Romney pads delegate lead with Super Tuesday wins
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney padded his lead in the race for delegates Tuesday by winning Republican presidential primaries in Virginia, Massachusetts and Vermont.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum added delegates by winning primaries in Tennessee and Oklahoma and caucuses in North Dakota. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich picked up delegates by winning Georgia.
Romney won at least 129 Super Tuesday delegates, Santorum won at least 47, Gingrich got at least 42 and Texas Rep. Ron Paul got at least 10.
So far, Romney is winning 57 percent of the Super Tuesday delegates; Santorum is winning 21 percent.
A total of 419 delegates were up for grabs in 10 states Tuesday. All the candidates were likely to add delegates as more votes were tallied.
In the overall race for delegates, Romney leads with 332, including endorsements from members of the Republican National Committee who automatically attend the convention and can support any candidate they choose. Santorum has 139 delegates, Gingrich has 75 and Paul has 35.
It takes 1,144 delegates to win the Republican nomination for president.
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