Nevada took its time counting the votes. But they clearly have a winner for the Republican primary-Mitt Romney.
All networks and news services projected Mitt Romney the winner in Nevada. Data available at publishing indicated Romney would attain more than 48% of the vote, and roughly a 25% margin versus second place. Romney captured 10 delegates with the victory in Nevada.
As of 2:00pm EST, 71% of the Nevada caucuses had reported their results. Results for second place were close. Currently, Newt Gingrich has second place. Yet with 29% of the vote to be tabulated, Ron Paul is very close to second place. The spread is only 4% between Newt and Ron. Santorum placed fourth.
Only Romney and Ron Paul actively campaigned in Nevada. Santorum chose to move forward to states like Colorado. Gingrich perplexed many in Nevada. He kept a low profile most of the week.
Attention now turns to the Tuesday primaries in Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota.