Romney Wins Texas Primary

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Published May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012: In this photo Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks in Craig, Colo.AP

WASHINGTON –  Thanks to Texas, Mitt Romney can finally drop the word "presumptive" from his title.

More than five years after launching his first campaign for the presidency, the former Massachusetts governor on Tuesday night clinched the Republican nomination by winning the largely uncontested Texas primary, the Associated Press projected.

The achievement completes what for Romney has been an arduous process of winning over skeptical conservatives and projecting himself as the party's most competitive choice for taking on President Obama in the fall.

The former Massachusetts governor surpassed the 1,144-threshold to become the nominee, according to the Associated Press tally. The victory is a formality, as most of his Republican opponents had long since peeled away from the race "“ and then gradually crossed over to endorse Romney.

As the party's nominee, Romney now faces the challenge of unseating an incumbent president whose numbers are still fairly strong against Romney despite the country's lingering economic problems.

Obama's campaign has also aggressively gone after Romney with a string of attack ads and web videos in recent weeks.

Romney, in an interview with Fox News before Tuesday's primary, accused Obama of leading a "personal attack campaign" against him.

"He's going after me as an individual," Romney said.

But he pointed to his own economic experience in making his case for the job.

"I have experience in the economy that's going to help me get good jobs for Americans, so we can be secure again," Romney told Fox News.

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