Mitt Romney Set to Secure Sufficient GOP Delegates Tonight


GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney is poised to clinch the Republican presidential nomination with a win in today's largely uncontested Texas primary.

While the former Massachusetts governor's nomination has been virtually assured for more than a month, Romney would officially secure the 1,144 delegates required to clinch the Republican presidential nomination at his party's August convention if he wins the 152 delegates up for grabs in Texas.

Romney is currently 58 delegates shy of becoming the nominee.

The latest polls suggest that an election between Romney and President Barack Obama would be very close, ultimately decided by several swing states—Colorado and Nevada among them. Romney began his day campaigning in northern Colorado before flying to Las Vegas later today to attend a fund-raiser with Donald Trump.