Mitt Romney, the candidate for the Republican presidential nomination for the November elections in the U.S., won primaries in Nebraska and Oregon. In Nebraska, with 74 percent of the votes counted, Romney led with 71 percent of the vote, while the former senator from Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum, who left the race for the nomination last month, won 14 percent .
In Oregon, with 54 percent of the votes counted, Romney won 73 percent of the vote and second place was Congressman Ron Paul, with 12 percent. Romney is even closer to the nomination for the Republican candidate to compete in November against the Democratic president, Barack Obama, seeking reelection.
The former governor of Massachusetts compete virtually only after Paul, his only opponent in assets, announced on Monday that left his campaign activities.