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Romney wins with 60 percent in Somerville

Posted by Matt Byrne  March 7, 2012 10:04 AM

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Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi

Ellie Blute studies her ballot yesterday in Somerville.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney declared an easy primary win Tuesday in the Massachusetts Republican presidential primary.

In Somerville, Romney took 60 percent of the 1,472 Republican ballots cast, clearing his statewide margin easily, according to unofficial results.

For town-by-town results, click here.

"It's such an honor to have the citizens who I served as governor as part of our cause," Romney said to supporters in Boston following the wins. "I'm not going to let you down. I'm going to get this nomination."

While Rick Santorum was the statewide runner up, in Somerville it was Ron Paul who snatched second place, with 20 percent of Independent or Republican voters selecting the 76-year-old Texan.

Meanwhile, Romney took more than two thirds of the vote statewide.

"Where he's known best, we're winning by more than 72 percent," said former Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healy before she introduced Romney at a victory party in Boston.

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