HONOLULU, HI (WBTV) - WBTV has just learned Mitt Romney has been declared the winner of the Hawaii caucuses. We received the results into the newsroom in the last few minutes from the Associated Press.
This salvages a much needed victory after resurgent rival Rick Santorum won primaries in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday night. Romney finished a disappointing third behind Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in the Deep South primaries.
Rep. Ron Paul finished fourth in both Southern primaries, and third in the Hawaii caucuses.