GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was in Wilmington, Delaware Tuesdawy where he talked about jobs and the economy during a campaign stop at RC Fabricators, a steel firm.
This was former Governor Romney's first event after Rick Santorum announced he was dropping out of the race. Santorum held an event in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, earlier in the day to announce the end of his candidacy, citing his family as a key reason.
Delaware holds its state primary on Tuesday, April 24, the same day as primaries in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
Romney leads the other presidential hopefuls with 661 delegates. He needs 1144 to win his party's nomination.
In a radio interview on Monday with Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, Romney said he has been in touch with rival Newt Gingrich, courting the former House Speaker's delegates if and when he drops out of the race. Gingrich, however, continues to campaign. He is scheduled to deliver a policy address on Wednesday at Wesley College in Dover, even though he conceded to "Fox News Sunday" that Romney is "the most likely Republican nominee."