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Romney Pads Delegate Lead With Super Tuesday Wins

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(Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Massachusetts Gov. and Michigan native Mitt Romney padded his lead in the race for delegates Tuesday by winning Republican presidential contests in six states.

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum added delegates by winning contests three states, while former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won the primary in Georgia, the state he used to represent in Congress.

Romney won at least 212 Super Tuesday delegates and Santorum won at least 84. Gingrich won at least 72 delegates and Texas Rep. Ron Paul got at least 22.

So far, Romney is winning 54 percent of the Super Tuesday delegates; Santorum is winning 22 percent.

A total of 419 delegates were up for grabs in 10 states Tuesday. A handful were left be allocated.

Read more at CBSNews.com.

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