Ky. sends message with Presidential primary vote

Mitt Romney has won the Kentucky Republican presidential primary while Kentucky Democrats gave President Barack Obama a cautious endorsement for a second term.

Rather than vote for Obama -- the only Democrat on Kentucky's primary ballot -- almost 40 percent of Democratic voters selected "uncommitted," according to statewide vote totals from Associated Press shortly before 8 p.m. At that time, slightly more than 60 percent of the state's precincts were reporting.

With no serious opposition left, former Massachusetts Gov. Romney easily won Tuesday's Republican primary. Virtually assured of the party nod, Romney has been in general election mode for weeks. He's been spending much of his time fundraising and focusing on the November matchup against President Obama.

Voters also went polls in the Arkansas Tuesday. A total of 75 delegates were at stake in the Kentucky and Arkansas.

Romney started the day with 992 delegates - 152 shy of the 1,144 needed to claim the nomination. Romney is on pace to reach the magic number next week, when Texas voters go to the polls.


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