DOVER, Del. (AP) - Mitt Romney has won Delaware's Republican presidential primary, turning back an upset bid by former House speaker Newt Gingrich.
With Tuesday's victory, Romney continues his march toward the Republican presidential nomination and a November contest against President Barack Obama. Even before the results were in, Romney scheduled a visit to New Hampshire to begin what's billed as the next phase of his campaign.
Gingrich paid several visits to Delaware, hoping his brand of retail politics would resonate with voters.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Newt Gingrich's longshot bid for the Republican presidential nomination brought him back to Delaware on the eve of the state's presidential primary.
Gingrich spoke Monday night at a meeting of the Brandywine-Wilmington Regional GOP Committee, shortly after Republican National Committeewoman Priscilla Rakestraw announced that she was switching her endorsement from front-runner Mitt Romney to Gingrich, becoming the second GOP official in Delaware to do so.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republican presidential candidates are vying for 37 delegates in Maryland's primary, with Mitt Romney expected to fare well in a state that's home to many moderate GOP members.
Candidates have been making campaign appearances in the state in advance of Tuesday's primary. Maryland is getting a rare moment in the Republican spotlight because of a nominating contest that has extended into April.
Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich made his pitch to Salisbury University College Republicans yesterday during a campaign tour of Maryland and Delaware which hold their primaries in April.
The former House Speaker found a receptive audience, even as he began to lay off campaign staff.
Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush prepared this report.