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Mitt Romney Builds On Delegate Lead With Latest Primary Wins

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WASHINGTON — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney added to his big lead in the race for convention delegates Tuesday with a five-state sweep of Republican presidential primaries.

Romney won at least 126 delegates when he won primaries in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

A total of 209 delegates were at stake, though the status of Pennsylvania's 59 delegates probably won't be known for several days because delegates were elected directly on the ballot and they were not identified by which candidate they support.

Romney had a total of 824 delegates – just 320 shy of the 1,144 delegates it will take to win the Republican nomination to run against President Barack Obama in November. With former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum out of the race, Romney could collect the needed delegates by the end of May.

The other two Republican candidates still in the race, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul, were far behind. Gingrich had 137 delegates and Paul had 79.

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New York

Delegates at stake: 92

Romney: 72

Paul: 0

Gingrich: 0

Remaining: 20

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Delaware

Delegates at stake: 17

Romney: 17

Paul: 0

Gingrich: 0

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Connecticut

Delegates at stake: 25

Romney: 25

Paul: 0

Gingrich: 0

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Rhode Island

Delegates at stake: 16

Romney: 12

Paul: 4

Gingrich: 0

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Pennsylvania

Delegates at stake: 59

Remaining: 59

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