GOP Insiders Say Race Is Over, But Do Voters Agree? (The Note)

ap mitt romney jef 120329 wblog GOP Insiders Say Race Is Over, But Do Voters Agree? (The Note)

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By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter)

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — When we look back on this year’s Wisconsin primary, we’ll probably think of it as the moment when everything changed

The Badger State, which holds the most consequential of today’s three primaries , represents the culmination of Mitt Romney’s two-part strategy to swamp his opponent on the television airwaves and to circle the Republican Party wagons around him.

The Romney campaign and the pro-Romney super PAC have accomplished the first goal — far outspending Rick Santorum and his allies here. And endorsements over the last week by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and Rep. Paul Ryan have pumped up Romney’s inevitability argument.

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