Romney squeaks by with narrow win in Maine Caucuses

I suppose from Romney's point of view, a win is a win at this point. But in his New England back yard and in ideological territory that should have been very friendly to him (Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe are the state's senators), his 3 point win over Ron Paul in the Maine Caucuses cannot fill him with much confidence. Reuters: Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney bounced back from midweek losses in three states to narrowly win Maine's caucuses on Saturday, hours after winning a straw poll of Republican conservative activists. Results of Maine's non-binding straw poll showed the former Massachusetts governor with 39 percent support, or 2,190 votes, ahead of libertarian Texas Congressman Ron Paul with 36 percent or 1,996 votes. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, who did not campaign in Maine, won 18 percent and 6 percent of the vote, respectively. Despite signs of higher voter turnout, the votes cast in Maine appeared to be only slightly above 2008 levels. The outcome...(Read Full Post)