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Romney picks up Gingrich PR superdelegate

by: Matt

Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 19:45:37 PM EDT

We tweeted Sunday night that this was possible, and now it's official:

Mitt Romney today announced the endorsement of Carlos Méndez, the Mayor of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. With Mayor Méndez’s support, Mitt Romney has now won all 23 of Puerto Rico’s delegates. Mayor Méndez is the chairman of the Republican Party of Puerto Rico and is a former supporter of Newt Gingrich.

“Ann and I were welcomed with open arms by the people of Puerto Rico and were overwhelmed by the reception we received on the island,” said Mitt Romney. “I was honored to have the support of the voters of Puerto Rico in their primary on Sunday and am again honored to have Mayor Méndez’s support.”

“While I originally supported Newt Gingrich and still believe that he can be a leader in our party, it is time that Republicans unite behind one candidate,” said Mayor Méndez. “Puerto Ricans overwhelmingly supported Governor Romney on Sunday and it is clear that he is the most capable candidate to bring jobs to Puerto Rico and fix the mess in Washington, DC. It is time for Republicans to unite behind the one candidate who can defeat President Obama. That leader is Mitt Romney, and I am proud to support his campaign.”

Unlike 2008, when the switching of delegates from Clinton to Obama was a big, ongoing deal, there just aren't enough non-Romney superdelegates left to even form a hockey team.

Romney:    32
Gingrich:  2
Santorum:  2
Paul:      1
See the list of GOP Unbound Delegates.
And don't forget the Ultimate Republican Nomination Info Chart.
Matt :: Romney picks up Gingrich PR superdelegate

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