Mitt Romney has been campaigning for weeks as if he is the Republican presidential candidate.  But that has not been official – until today.

Mitt Romney is expected to formally clinch the Republican nomination for President later today. After months of primaries and caucuses, Romney will likely pass the 1,144 delegates needed,  when Texas voters go to the polls.

The former Massachusetts governor returns to the campaign trail after appearing at a Memorial Day Service in San Diego.

Romney has been critical of President Obama’s plans to downsize the U.S. military,  and he appeared to take another shot without naming his rival.

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