Romney seals party nomination

Mitt Romney has clinched his Republican party’s White House nomination, winning its Texas primary, vowing to get America back to prosperity.

But the milestone was clouded by a rehashed controversy over claims by billionaire tycoon Donald Trump, a high-profile Romney supporter, questioning President Obama’s birthplace.

‘#1144. thank you. Whatever challenges lie ahead, we will settle for nothing less than getting America back on the path to prosperity,’ Romney tweeted, referring to the number of delegates required to win his party’s nomination.

The former Massachusetts governor, the only candidate who actively campaigned in Texas, won 71 per cent of the vote, according to Fox News, CNN and NBC television.

US congressman from Texas Ron Paul won 10 per cent in his home state, Catholic conservative Rick Santorum seven per cent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich five per cent, according to CNN.

In Texas 155 delegates were at stake – which added to Romney’s tally of 1,0

Romney seals party nomination

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