In case you missed it, Mitt Romney had another successful weekend in Nevada, securing 47.6 percent of the vote. According to this Washington Post article, he had a lot of support from the politically active Mormon base.
Romney may have done well for himself in Nevada, but he did just as well in 2008(securing 51% of the votes) but that was not enough to land the GOP nomination in his hands.
Newt Gingrich trailed with roughly 21 percent of the vote, with Ron Paul and Rick Santorum falling behind him.
Here are the results according to the Associated Press:
Romney also got the endorsement of Donald Trump, who at one time was speculated to be a GOP candidate himself. Trump held a brief press conference at one of his hotels to make the announcement. “He’s not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country that we all love,” said Trump, according to this Los Angeles Times article.
Gingrich took the opportunity to make a jab at the Romney/Trump pairing. Paul made a brief but pointed statement and Santorum continued to focus on his own campaign. In reflection, it’s not a big surprise that Trump went for Romney. Trump is a business man and it’s clear Romney knows what he is doing with his money. It would be a natural attraction for Trump.
The Colorado and Minnesota caucuses will occur today (Feb. 7). Be sure to check back in for updates.