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Romney Expected to Clean Up in Today's Northeast Primaries

Five states will hold Republican contests with Belmont resident the clear frontrunner.

While the race is all but over, the Republican presidential field casts its eyes to five states with primaries and 222 delegates on the line. 

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the clear frontrunner, but Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich remain in the race. 

Voters will go out to vote in New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Romney leads the field with 685 delegates, more than halfway to the 1,144 needed to wrap up the presidential nomination, according to The New York Times.  

The latest Quinnipiac poll has Romney leading in New York with 54 percent of those polled. Rick Santorum, who suspended his campaign April 10, was a distant second in the poll with 21 percent. Romney also leads in double digits in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

But according to a Quinnipiac poll, Santorum has a 41 percent to 35 percent lead over the front runner in Pennsylvania. 

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