Romney wins in American Samoa

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Posted: Mar 14, 2012 1:35 AM
Romney wins in American Samoa

Mitt Romney won the Republican caucus in American Samoa, picking up all nine delegates.

About 70 Republicans in the U.S. territory located 2,300 miles south of Hawaii met in caucus Tuesday. The six delegates selected at the meeting and three superdelegates to the Republican National Convention all said they would support Romney.

Falemao M. Pili, vice chairman of the local GOP and a delegate, says he believes Romney can fix the U.S. economy that extends to American Samoa. He says Romney can "turn this country around."

Last weekend, Romney captured all 18 delegates at caucuses in two other U.S. possessions in the Pacific _ Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Like American Samoa, residents of those islands are U.S. citizens but are not allowed to vote in the presidential election.