Presidential primary day in NY; Romney favored | Politics
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Mitt Romney has a chance to substantially boost his delegate tally when New York Republicans vote in the state's presidential primary.
New York has 95 delegates, the most of any of the five East Coast states holding primaries Tuesday.
Romney is looking to add to his wide lead over Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul in the nomination race for the 1,144 delegates. Polls have shown Romney with a commanding lead in New York. His nearest competitor, Rick Santorum, quit campaigning.
New York Republicans once hoped to play a major role in the primary, but those hopes faded as Romney solidified his front-runner status. The former Massachusetts governor has already begun focusing more on the general election against President Barack Obama.
Polls in New York are open until 9 p.m.
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