Mitt Romney continued his dominance of the West Coast on Saturday, winning the Washington state caucuses in easy fashion.
As CNN reports:
“With 99% of the vote in, Romney had 38%. Texas Rep. Ron Paul had 25% and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum had 24%. They were trailed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 10%.”
However, the GOP delegate leader, who has also earned victories in Arizona and Nevada, will have to wait to find out how many of the state’s 40 delegates he’ll receive.
Like the Michigan primary, which Romney won this past Tuesday, Washington’s GOP caucuses were open to Democratic and Independent voters. Ohio, one of ten states that will vote on Super Tuesday, may also feature an open primary. Currently, Romney still trails Santorum in the polls there, but has closed the gap considerably in the last week.
The good news weekend for Romney continued on Sunday, when the number two Republican in the House declared his support for him.
During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) made his endorsement of Romney official.
“What I have seen is a very hard-fought primary. And we have seen now that the central issue about the campaign now is the economy,” Cantor said David Gregory. “I just think there’s one candidate in the case who can do that, and it’s Mitt Romney.”
As MSNBC points out Cantor becomes “the highest-ranking Republican member of Congress to make an endorsement in the primary.”