Romney gets 13 more delegates at Wash. convention
Saturday, June 2, 2012
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has secured Washington state's 13 final delegates.
Romney swept all 10 at-large delegates at the state convention on Saturday and then got the support of the party's three automatic delegates. That means Romney emerged from Washington with 37 of the state's 43 total delegates.
Supporters of Texas congressman Ron Paul won five delegates on Friday and helped a delegate for Rick Santorum move to the national convention.
Romney's delegates include U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and former gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi. It also includes state Sen. Pam Roach, who was once banished from the Senate GOP caucus because of her conduct. She was allowed back in earlier this year when Senate Republicans led a revolt on the state budget.
Roach got the least number of votes of the chosen at-large delegates.