The Washington Times - March 10, 2012, 08:25AM

Mitt Romney’s campaign claimed victory after caucuses in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands on Saturday, adding to his lead in the Republican presidential nomination delegate count.

He adds all nine delegates from Guam, and guaranteed six delegates from CNMI. The wins come just two days after the Republican National Committee’s official count showed Mr. Romney holding more pledged delegates than the other three candidates combined.


“The people of Guam have always stood bravely for America and the values we hold dear. Today we stand together in our efforts to secure the future that this nation deserves,” Mr. Romney said in a statement.

Mr. Romney had deployed his son Matt to the territories to campaign for him.

Still to come later Saturday were caucuses in the Virgin Islands and Kansas, while Republicans in Wyoming and Iowa held county conventions that began to translate earlier caucuses into actual delegate votes.