Mitt Romney wins NC GOP primary

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Mitt Romney (AP photo)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Voters in North Carolina overwhelmingly supported Mitt Romney in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination and the chance to face President Barack Obama in November.

North Carolina has become a key battleground state, and it is considered integral by both campaigns to securing the general election.

In addition to North Carolina, Romney won victories Tuesday night in Indiana and West Virginia pushing him closer to the 1,144 delegates he needs to clinch the GOP nomination. The three victories will hand him 100 or so delegates of the 288 he still needs.

Both Obama, who was uncontested in the Democratic primary, and Romney, recently spoke in North Carolina.
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