BOSTON - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the projected winner in his home state's Republican presidential primary on Super Tuesday.
On the Democratic side, Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York leads Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois despite his powerhouse endorsements from some of the Bay State's biggest Democratic politicos, including Sen. Edward Kennedy. She also was projected the winner by a number of news outlets.
Romney reportedly garnered wide support from voters across all age and income levels, The Boston Herald reported.
"Romney had to win Massachusetts, otherwise it would have just been a demoralizing defeat," Boston University professor Tobe Berkovitz was quoted by the newspaper as saying.
Romney has lost most states voting Tuesday to Arizona Sen. John McCain. He vowed Tuesday night to stay in the race.
"One thing that's clear is that this campaign is going on," he told supporters in Boston. "We're going to keep on battling. We're going to go all the way to the convention and we're going to win and go to the White House."
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