Romney Clinches GOP Nomination with Texas Win

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He's got the nomination, now he's looking for cash. Thanks to Texas, Mitt Romney clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday.

Though the former Massachusetts governor has been the leading contender for months, his win in the Lone Star State gives him enough delegates to secure his party's nod.

Romney won't be officially nominated until the GOP National Convention in Tampa Bay, Fla., in late August. Now he begins a weeklong push to raise funds for the bruising battle ahead.

The Romney campaign is raffling off a fund-raising dinner with the candidate and business mogul Donald Trump. But some say the real estate tycoon could be hurting the cause and partially overshadowing Romney's primary victory in Texas.

Trump is once again bringing up his skepticism over President Obama's birth certificate, questioning whether the president was born in the United States.

"You know, I don't agree with all the people who support me. My guess is they don't all agree with everything I believe in," Romney said in response to Trump.

Romney's dismissing the issue and choosing to keep his focus on the general election. For him, the battle against Obama has been underway for nearly two months already.

Romney is sticking to his message about the economy, blasting Obama for making it harder for Americans and American industries to succeed.

"He said he was going to create some 5 million green energy jobs. Have you seen those around here anywhere? No, as a matter of fact, he's going after energy," Romney charged.

"He's made it harder to get coal out of the ground," he said. "He's made it harder to get natural gas out of the ground; he's made it harder to get oil out of the ground."

But it's a long way till Election Day. A new Rasmussen Report survey shows Democrats are more excited about their candidate than Republicans are about theirs. And 46 percent of voters see the Obama-Romney race as a choice between the lesser of two evils.

Still several recent polls reveal some big changes in Romney's favor. An ABC News/Washington Post poll last week showed women shifting their support away from Obama and toward Romney.

The change was huge for married women. Last month they backed Obama by four points. Now they're going for Romney by 17.

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