WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has won the Republican presidential primaries in Connecticut and Rhode Island. (Romney also won Delaware, according to the AP.)
They are the first in a string of five state primaries being held Tuesday. The others are in New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
The five primaries are the first since Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign two weeks ago – essentially conceding the GOP nomination to Romney.
Romney is still more than 400 GOP national convention delegates shy of the nominating majority he needs.
There are 209 delegates at stake in Tuesday's primaries.