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Sarah Palin, Some RNC Members Push for Convention-Floor Fight

Sarah Palin, Some RNC Members Push for Convention-Floor Fight

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — A convention-floor fight might still be brewing in Tampa, Fla. over a proposed Republican Party rule on delegates.Some Republican National Committee members were up in arms Monday about a proposed rule tha…

Ron Paul Strikes Deal with RNC over Delegates

Ron Paul Strikes Deal with RNC over Delegates

Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will enter the GOP convention next week with more delegates after a deal was reached, avoiding a potentially embarrassing standoff with Mitt Romne…

With Texas Win, Romney Clinches the GOP Nomination

With Texas Win, Romney Clinches the GOP Nomination

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney has clinched the Republican presidential nomination.It has been projected that Romney has won the Texas GOP primary, and ABC News estimates he will win at least 88 of Texas’s 155 delegates, gi…

Texas Primary: Romney Expected to Clinch GOP Nomination

Texas Primary: Romney Expected to Clinch GOP Nomination

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Everything’s bigger in Texas, and Tuesday’s state and presidential primary is no exception.Mitt Romney is expected to reach (and surpass) 1,144 delegates Tuesday night — the magic delegate number n…

Newt Gingrich-Bound Georgia Delegates Sit in Waiting

Newt Gingrich-Bound Georgia Delegates Sit in Waiting

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich won 52 Georgia delegates in March. Even though he dropped from the race, those bound delegates must vote for Gingrich this summer at the Republican Nati…

Mitt Romney’s 3-State Win Edges Toward Delegate Clinch

Mitt Romney’s 3-State Win Edges Toward Delegate Clinch

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — It was a sweep for Mitt Romney in the presidential primaries in Indiana, West Virginia and North Carolina Tuesday. With three more victories under his belt, Romney moves closer to reaching the 1,144 delegate…

With Santorum Out, How Long Until Romney Clinches the Nomination?

With Santorum Out, How Long Until Romney Clinches the Nomination?

Darren McCollester/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — When Rick Santorum suspended his campaign on Tuesday, he effectively ended the 2012 primary cycle.At 285 delegates, Santorum lagged far behind Mitt Romney’s 661 delegates amassed.  There was no …

What Will Happen to Rick Santorum’s Delegates?

What Will Happen to Rick Santorum’s Delegates?

Steve Pope/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Now that Rick Santorum is out of the race, what happens to his delegates?Santorum has 285 delegates, according to the latest ABC News delegate estimate, second to Mitt Romney’s 661. He captured the majority …

Newt Gingrich Says He’s In Until Romney Reaches 1,144

Newt Gingrich Says He’s In Until Romney Reaches 1,144

Richard Ellis/Getty Images(WILMINGTON, N.C.) — Spring allergies took their toll on Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. In a scratchy, barely recognizable voice, he told a North Carolina crowd he expected to do well in that state and set a…

Ron Paul: ‘I Am Trailing But the Race Isn’t Over’

Ron Paul: ‘I Am Trailing But the Race Isn’t Over’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Not an interview goes by where Ron Paul isn’t asked about the viability of his campaign, and although the Texas congressman usually brushes off the questions by reiterating that he’s in it for the long …

Is Delegate Race Between Santorum, Romney Closer Than Thought?

Is Delegate Race Between Santorum, Romney Closer Than Thought?

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Rick Santorum’s number crunchers are under no illusions that they are facing a tooth-and-nail fight with Mitt Romney over delegates, but their calculations show a significantly narrower gap between the two co…

Mitt Romney Says Talk Of Delegate Math Is Just For ‘Insiders’ (Unless You’re Mitt Romney)

Mitt Romney Says Talk Of Delegate Math Is Just For ‘Insiders’ (Unless You’re Mitt Romney)

Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Delegate math? That’s a topic only “insiders” care about, Mitt Romney said on Sunday.His comments, however, don’t square with the message he and his campaign have been driving home rec…

Romney Needs 47 Percent of Remaining Delegates

Romney Needs 47 Percent of Remaining Delegates

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney won six of the 10 states up for grabs on Super Tuesday and built a commanding lead among delegates who will officially select the party’s nominee at this summer’s convention in Tampa, Fla.I…

Santorum May Lose Delegates Due to Eligibility Requirements

Santorum May Lose Delegates Due to Eligibility Requirements

Steve Pope/Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Even if Rick Santorum wins Ohio on Super Tuesday, he won’t be able to claim all of its delegates. In fact, he is at risk of forfeiting more than one-quarter of them.In three of the state’s 16 congr…

Santorum Campaign Disputes Change in Michigan Delegate Count

Santorum Campaign Disputes Change in Michigan Delegate Count

Steve Pope/Getty Images(VERONA, Pa.) — The Santorum campaign held a conference call Thursday to dispute a meeting the Michigan Republican Party held the night before that changed the rules, breaking a delegate tie that awarded 15 delegates each to Ric…

Michigan GOP Changes Delegate Rules, Gives Primary Edge to Romney

Michigan GOP Changes Delegate Rules, Gives Primary Edge to Romney

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LANSING, Mich.) — The Michigan Republican Party voted to break a delegate tie Wednesday night, awarding 16 delegates to Mitt Romney and 14 to Rick Santorum.The decision, which broke a 15-15 tie that would have resulted under the…

Romney and Santorum Tie in Michigan, Based on Delegates Awarded

Romney and Santorum Tie in Michigan, Based on Delegates Awarded

AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — When it comes to delegates, it turns out Mitt Romney did not win Michigan.ABC News projects that the 30 delegates awarded based on Michigan’s Tuesday primary will be evenly split – 15 delegates for Mitt Romney …

When It Comes to Delegates, Presidential Race Is Just Beginning

When It Comes to Delegates, Presidential Race Is Just Beginning

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After five voting contests, 143 delegates have been awarded and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney currently holds a comfortable lead with 85 projected delegates. Newt Gingrich is in a relatively distant second…

Rick Santorum Fails to Qualify for Indiana Ballot

Rick Santorum Fails to Qualify for Indiana Ballot

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) — Rick Santorum did not fulfill the requirements to make the ballot in Indiana, the Indiana Republican Party announced Friday. The primary is not scheduled until May 8.Candidates needed 500 verified signat…

Newt Gingrich to Challenge Florida GOP for Proportional Delegates

Newt Gingrich to Challenge Florida GOP for Proportional Delegates

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is preparing to challenge the Republican Party of Florida after losing the Republican presidential primary there to Mitt Romney on Tuesday.The “w…

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