(FOX NEWS) Mitt Romney swept Tuesday’s five Republican primaries, all but eliminating any remaining doubt that he will be the Republican candidate to face President Obama in November — though closest rival Newt Gingrich remains in the race for now.

Romney, who for weeks has been turning his campaign’s focus toward the general election, continued to refine his pitch for ending Obama’s presidency after one term.

“Everywhere I go, Americans are tired of being tired, and many of those who are fortunate enough to have a job are working harder for less,” Romney said from Manchester, N.H., near where he started his campaign in June. “To all of you, I have a simple message: Hold on a little longer. A better America begins tonight.”

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