Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is projected to win today's primary in Texas, giving the former Massachusetts governor enough delegates to secure his party's nomination. The presumptive Republican nominee will of course face Democratic President Barack Obama in November's general election.
"I am honored that Americans across the country have given their support to my candidacy and I am humbled to have won enough delegates to become the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nominee," Romney says in a press release "Our party has come together with the goal of putting the failures of the last three and a half years behind us. I have no illusions about the difficulties of the task before us. But whatever challenges lie ahead, we will settle for nothing less than getting America back on the path to full employment and prosperity. On November 6, I am confident that we will unite as a country and begin the hard work of fulfilling the American promise and restoring our country to greatness."
Romney needed 1144 delegates to clinch the nomination. After tonight's votes are tallied, he's projected to have 1,174.
The election will be held on November 6.