Romney wins Vermont, Va; Gingrich wins GA

By Laurie Kellman

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, March 6 2012 5:45 p.m. MST

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks to reporters on his campaign plane before taking off for Boston, Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio. Romney has won the Virginia Republican primary on Super Tuesday.

Gerald Herbert, Associated Press

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WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney has won Republican presidential primaries in Vermont and Virginia, and Newt Gingrich has won in his home state of Georgia.

Voters across 10 states are choosing among the Republican candidates on Super Tuesday. Romney and Rick Santorum are in a close contest in Ohio.

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