Recap: Romney holds strong, but can it last?

As April 24, Pennsylvania’s GOP Primary Election, approaches, many voters are excited, as this may be the first time in a long time the fate of the primary candidate race has not been determined before we get a chance to help the decision. While there are still many other primaries before Pennsylvania gets to vote, here is a recap of the race until this point.

Having carried 16 states, Romney leads the race with 370 delegates. He has finished in first place in the following primaries and caucuses: Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands. Newt Gingrich is currently in second place, having carried 2 states and 110 delegates. He has finished first in both South Carolina and Georgia. Having carried 7 states, Santorum remains in third with 97 delegates. His first place finishes include: Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.  Ron Paul remains hopeful having won 23 delegates.

After the results of caucuses of Kansas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam come in today, Romney may take an even bigger lead.  However, a candidate must secure 1,144 total delegates in order to secure the nomination. This leaves a lot room for any candidate to eventually win.