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Romney Wins North Carolina Republican Primary, AP Says

May 8 (Bloomberg) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney won the North Carolina primary, the Associated Press reported, one of three contests held today.

Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, also won Indiana’s primary and was favored to win in West Virginia. He faced little opposition in any of the states from his last remaining primary opponent, U.S. Representative Ron Paul of Texas.

Romney began the day with 856 delegates of the 1,144 needed for the nomination, according to an AP tally. The presidential primaries conclude June 26 when Utah votes.

Charlotte, North Carolina, will host the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 3-6, where President Barack Obama will be officially nominated for a second term. The Republican National Convention takes place Aug. 27-30 in Tampa, Florida.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jonathan D. Salant in Washington at jsalant@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jeanne Cummings at jcummings21@bloomberg.net.

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