Romney sweeps 3 primary contests, eyes general election battle


Published April 03, 2012 |

Mitt Romney pulled off a three-primary sweep Tuesday night, bolstering his bid to quickly pivot from Republican front-runner to presumptive nominee.

The former Massachusetts governor won the contests in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia. In doing so, he left Rick Santorum an increasingly distant second while solidifying his own lead and enabling his campaign to turn toward what it hopes will be a November matchup between him and President Obama.

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