Mitt Romney Edges Ron Paul to Win Maine Caucuses

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Mitt Romney eked out a narrow win in Maine's Republican caucuses, state party officials announced Saturday, beating Ron Paul by approximately three percent.

The victory, however slim, offers the candidate a boost after three straight losses to Rick Santorum last week. How far it will carry him remains to be seen.

The former Massachusetts governor earned 39 percent of the vote, while Paul took 36 percent, his strongest showing by share of the vote so far in the campaign.

Paul also finished second to Romney in neighboring New Hampshire.

Romney and Paul

Santorum got 18 percent of the vote in Maine and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who has faded since winning South Carolina, had 6 percent.

While the Maine results don’t immediately offer any convention delegates to Romney, they give him renewed momentum - at least according to Romney, who said:

“The voters of Maine sent a clear message that it is past time to send an outsider to the White House, a conservative with a lifetime of experience in the private sector, who can uproot a culture of taxing, spending, borrowing and endless bureaucracy.”

The Maine results are based on votes cast at 84 percent of municipal caucuses that have been conducted to date; the rest will be held by March 20.

The state’s delegates to the Republican convention will be allocated in May. Because the results aren't officially complete, Paul did not concede defeat.

“It’s almost like we could call it a tie,” he told supporters.

Again, Maine's party officials have declared Romney the winner. However, with 16 percent of the caucuses - many in counties where Paul is poised to do well - postponed due to inclement weather, it's still possible for Paul to overtake him.

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I'd like to see the media vow to give the same void of attention to the other candidates as they give Congressman Ron Paul. I'd like to see how long the other candidates and their scum-sucking media spinning backers would accept the antics such as this establishment has no doubt encouraged the fiasco in Maine. If the media is not scared of Dr Paul, I challenge them to cut the spin, ask real questions, and give the candidates equal air time.

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PAUL DOESN'T STAND A CHANCE. A RACIST, AND A PACIFIST. HE'S A LITTLE WORM. ROMNEYS THE ONLY HOPE THIS COUNTRY HAS, TO TURN THE ECONOMY AROUND.

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Screw this Democracy!! I thought the reason people even excepted it was because of the voting process? Looks like you can trust the government "status quo" with your elections about as much as you can trust them to select a private bank to handle your currency? About as much as you can trust her leaders to just go to war without consulting america...or at least her rep's of the ppl in Congress? Yep. It's official the USSR didn't fall, it just spread to the USA.

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Ron is feared by the media because he has nothing to hide much like the other dipshits running.

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Every media outlet fears Ron Paul. He has a srong message that resonates with the American people, and his funders are not banks and credit unions like mitt Romney. They are the navy and army for heavens sakes and want to get out of wars that were told as lies!

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Ron Paul will win, the media will ignore it, and our case will be made that much stronger for the need for Dr. Paul to become president. You can't just say "Oops, your votes don't count." This is the USA. It's time for us to start acting like it. Our forefathers are turning in their graves at this primary.

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RON PAUL 2012 HE IS OUR LAST HOPE HE WON MAINE AND ALOT OF OTHER STATE THERE IS A HUGE VOTE FRAUD GOING ON!!

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Ron Paul won the Maine Caucus, what are you talking about hollywoodgossip? 16% of the caucuses were postponed for snow, and they are all Pro Paul counties. When mitt is leading by only 200 votes that 16% will make all the difference. Seriously, What is going on here? Did I wake up in the USSR?

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Dr paul president

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