Elections

Romney claims all nine nonbinding delegates in Guam caucuses

Paul Conner Executive Editor

Mitt Romney followed up his six wins on Super Tuesday by claiming all nine nonbinding delegates in the Guam caucuses, despite having not campaigned there.

“I am grateful to have won all nine delegates in Guam, and I am pleased that my son Matt was able to visit the island on my behalf and be there for the caucuses,” the former Massachusetts governor said in a statement Friday evening. (RELATED: Full coverage of the Romney campaign)

Guam is a U.S. territory to the southwest of the Northern Marianas Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The Northern Marianas, Virgin Islands and the state of Kansas hold caucuses Saturday..

The Associated Press now shows Romney with 431 delegates, Rick Santorum with 131, Newt Gingrich with 107 and Ron Paul with 46. 1,144 delegates are needed to win the Republican nomination.

“The people of Guam have always stood bravely for America and the values we hold dear,” Romney remarked. “Today we stand together in our efforts to secure the future that this nation deserves. I am honored to have won the Guam caucuses, an important milestone in my quest to restore America to the principles and practices that made us great.”

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