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Gingrich To Top Connecticut Primary Ballot

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Clockwise from upper left: Newt Gingrich (Sean Gardner/Getty Images News,) Ron Paul (Joe Raedle/Getty Images News,) Mitt Romney (Chip Somodeville/Getty Images News,) Rick Santorum (Win McNamee/Getty Images News)

Clockwise from upper left: Newt Gingrich (Sean Gardner/Getty Images News,) Ron Paul (Joe Raedle/Getty Images News,) Mitt Romney (Chip Somodeville/Getty Images News,) Rick Santorum (Win McNamee/Getty Images News)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s name will appear on top of Connecticut’s presidential primary ballot when Republicans go to the polls on April 24.

The sequence of candidates was chosen at random Tuesday by Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.

Gingrich is followed by Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and Rhode Island also are holding April 24 primaries.
Connecticut has 28 delegates. Twenty-five will be selected on Primary Day.

A candidate who wins 50.1 percent of the vote can automatically win 10 delegates. The remaining 15 are divided among the state’s five congressional districts and awarded to whoever wins the plurality in each district.

There will not be a Democratic presidential primary in Connecticut.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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