WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — New York State's 95 delegates are up for grabs Tuesday when Republican voters cast ballots in the GOP Presidential primary.
While former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the odds-on favorite, challengers Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and even former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who suspended his campaign two weeks ago, wait in the weeds.
Two days after Santorum dropped out of the race, New York GOP Party Chairman Ed Cox announced his endorsement of Romney and stated that New York "would be the most important non-swing state for the Presidential and Congressional races."
According to The New York Times, the latest New York Primary polls have Romney running away with 51% of the vote. Santorum is still second with 18%, and Gingrich and Paul weigh in with 6% and 11% respectively.
According to The New York Times's delegate tracker, Romney has a commanding 400- delegate lead over Santorum, who is the next closest, and needs only 447 more delegates to lock up the nomination.