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Georgia Finalizes March 6 Primary More Delegates For Gingrich and Romney

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Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich applaud the arrival of Ron Paul to the debate hall on Feb. 22, 2012 in Mesa, Ariz. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich applaud the arrival of Ron Paul to the debate hall on Feb. 22, 2012 in Mesa, Ariz. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty delegates are at stake in today’s presidential primary in Puerto Rico, but all four Republican candidates have seen their delegate totals grow today.

Georgia has finalized results from its March 6 primary, and Mitt Romney added six delegates, while Newt Gingrich picked up five.

Hawaii voted last week. It’s given Ron Paul two more delegates and Rick Santorum one.

Romney has the overall lead with 501 delegates. Next is Santorum with 253. Gingrich has 136 and Ron Paul has 50. It takes 1,144 delegates to win the nomination.

Santorum says he’s in the Republican presidential race for the long haul even though rival Mitt Romney has a big edge in delegates, campaign cash and organizational resources. Santorum tells CNN’s “State of the Union” that there’s too little difference between Romney and President Barack Obama to satisfy conservative Republicans.

 

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