Mitt Romney officially clinched the Republican nomination for President when he secured the 1,144 delegates required to become the party's nominee in the Texas primary Tuesday night. Earlier in the day. he campaigned in two western battleground states, Colorado and Nevada.
Romney held two events in Las Vegas including a campaign rally at Somers Furniture Company. He also held a fundraiser with Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich. Tickets cost $2,500 per person. Romney was last in Nevada prior to his victory in the state's February 4th Republican presidential caucuses.
In the morning, the former Governor was in the northwest Colorado town of Craig to talk about energy policy and the economy. According to the Craig Daily Press, the owner of Deer Park Inn sent the Romney campaign a video called ”The Perfect Storm Over Craig, Colorado” and an invitation to the town. The video highlights the community’s dependence on the energy industry and how regulations have caused economic hardships.
Republicans won't officially nominate Romney until late August at the GOP national convention in Tampa, Florida.