Romney running away with Idaho caucus

Breaking News March 07, 2012 00:00

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Washington - Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney was rolling to victory in the Republican presidential caucus in the Rocky Mountain state of Idaho, which would be his fourth victory among the 10 states voting on Super Tuesday.

A former governor of Massachusetts, Romney had 75 per cent of the vote with 36 per cent of precincts reporting results from the caucus meeting sheld statewide.

Romney, 64, was considered an overwhelming favourite in Idaho, in part because it has a significant population of residents who share his Mormon faith.

Texas Congressman Ron Paul was in distant second place with 12 per cent. Waging a campaign to promote his radically free-market, anti-war and socially individualist philosophy, Paul has focused on caucus states where his small but fervent core of supporters – often younger voters and college students - can maximize their impact.//DPA


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