Northern Mariana Islands Republican caucuses, 2012

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Northern Mariana Islands Republican caucuses, 2012
Northern Mariana Islands
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Candidate Mitt Romney Rick Santorum
Party Republican Republican
Home state Massachusetts Pennsylvania
Estimated delegate count 6 0

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Candidate Ron Paul Newt Gingrich
Party Republican Republican
Home state Texas Georgia
Estimated delegate count 0 0

The Northern Mariana Islands Republican Caucuses for 2012 took place on March 10, 2012. Citizens of the Northern Mariana Islands send nine delegates to convention.[1]

The caucus will elect six of the nine delegates to the Republican National Convention.[2] Delegates from the Northern Mariana Islands are not technically required to support a certain candidate at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.[2]

Matt Romney, son of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, arrived in the Northern Mariana Islands to campaign on behalf of his father in the run-up to the caucus.[2] This is the first time in history that any U.S. presidential campaign had visited the Northern Mariana Islands.[2]

Governor Benigno Fitial endorsed Romney for President at a luncheon with Romney's son and daughter-in-law on March 9, 2012.[3]


Northern Mariana Islands Republican caucuses, 2012[4]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
America Symbol.svg Mitt Romney 740 87% 6
Rick Santorum 53 6% 0
Ron Paul 28 3% 0
Newt Gingrich 27 3% 0
Unprojected delegates: 3
Total: 848 100% 9

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Northern Marianas Republican Presidential Nominating Process". The Green Papers. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Romney's son visits Saipan to drum up Republican support for his father". Saipan Tribune. 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  3. ^ Eugenio, Haidee V. (2012-03-10). "Fitial endorses Mitt Romney". Saipan Tribune. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Romney wins in NMI caucus". Saipan Tribune. 2012-03-11. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 

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