Romney scores big win over Santorum in Illinois

(Reuters) – Republican Mitt Romney cruised to an easy victory over top rival Rick Santorum in Illinois on Tuesday, moving him one step closer to clinching the party’s volatile battle for the presidential nomination.

Romney’s comfortable win gave him a … Read the rest

Romney, Santorum neck and neck in Michigan

Mitt Romney’s narrow but campaign-saving primary victory in Michigan lost some of its luster when the final outcome showed that his top rival, Rick Santorum, still won half of the state’s delegates, muddying the race ahead of 10 key state … Read the rest

Romney sweeps to double Republican primary victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney scored a hard-won, home state triumph in Michigan and powered to victory in Arizona Tuesday night, gaining a two-state primary sweep over Rick Santorum and precious momentum in the most turbulent Republican presidential race in … Read the rest

A look at Maine, where Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are vying for victory

A profile of Maine, site of the Republican caucus on Feb. 11:

NUMBERS

Population: 1,328,361

AGE

Median age: 42.7

Percentage of population 65 and over: 15.9 percent

RACE AND ETHNICITY

95.2 percent white, 1.3 percent Hispanic or Latino origin, 1.2 … Read the rest

Newt Gingrich calls Mitt Romney ‘timid’

Republican Newt Gingrich vowed on Sunday to press ahead with his struggling presidential bid after a big loss in Nevada, saying he will focus on drawing a contrast with “timid” rival Mitt Romney.

Romney, the Republican front-runner, easily thumped Gingrich … Read the rest