Posted at 08:59 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Mitt Romney wins Guam

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) has won all nine of Guam’s delegates, his campaign announced late Friday.


Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R). (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
The clean sweep by Romney in the U.S. territory – one of five that award Republican National Convention delegates in the nomination battle – comes as one of Romney’s sons, Matt, is paying a visit to the island to stump on his dad’s behalf.

Romney’s camp was the only one that sent any surrogates to the distant Pacific island.

In a statement, Mitt Romney called the win “an important milestone in my quest to restore America to the principles and practices that made us great.”

“I am grateful to have won all nine delegates in Guam, and I am pleased that my son Matt was able to visit the island on my behalf and be there for the caucuses,” Romney said. “The people of Guam have always stood bravely for America and the values we hold dear. Today we stand together in our efforts to secure the future that this nation deserves.”

According to the Associated Press, Guam’s RNC delegates met early Saturday local time and backed Romney “in a unanimous show of hands.”

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