Romney Wins Maine Caucus

Posted: Feb 11, 2012 7:15 PM

With 84% of precincts reporting, Governor Mitt Romney managed to eke out a victory in Maine. It is the second victory of the day for him, coming off a win in the CPAC Straw Poll. No delegates will be awarded tonight (that doesn't happen until May), but it still must be a welcome end to a rough week for the campaign.

Romney thanked voters in a press release saying, "I thank the voters of Maine for their support. I’m committed to turning around America. And I’m heartened to have the support of so many good people in this great state."

Ron Paul finished in a close second, with 36% of the vote to Romney's 39%. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, neither of whom campaigned in Maine, received third and fourth place with 18% and 6%, respectively.