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Romney wins Wisconsin, Maryland, Washington Republican primaries

April 4, 2012 - Washington

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has won the Republican presidential primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington DC.

He routed his main rival Rick Santorum in Maryland, although his projected margin of victory looked leaner in Wisconsin.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Congressman Ron Paul trailed far behind in the primary results.

According to The BBC, in Washington DC, where Santorum was not on the ballot, Romney took 70 percent of the vote.

In his victory speech Romney said Obama was an 'out-of-touch liberal' and blamed him for home foreclosures, government debt and gas prices.

He claimed more Americans had lost their jobs under the Obama administration than under any other president since the Depression.

"These last few years have been difficult, made worse by mistakes and failures of leadership," the report quoted Romney, as saying.


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