Super Tuesday is coming, and it will surely be fun. On this Super Tuesday, voters in ten states are casting ballots in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. For those who do not know it yet, in the United States, Super Tuesday, in general, refers to the Tuesday in February or March of a presidential election year when the greatest number of states hold primary elections to select delegates to national conventions at which each party’s presidential candidates are officially nominated. The 2012 Super Tuesday will be March 6, 2012
According to wikipedia, more delegates can be won on Super Tuesday than on any other single day of the primary calendar, and, accordingly, candidates seeking the presidency traditionally must do well on this day to secure their party’s nomination.
Read more about Super Tuesday after the break.
Mitt Romney argued that he is the only candidate who could fix the economy “because I’ve actually been in it,” while Rick Santorum tried to raise fresh concern about Romney’s conservative credentials.
The states voting Tuesday are Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia and Wyoming.
Rick Santorum left the campaign trail in Ohio and traveled to Washington, D.C., on Super Tuesday to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, while Romney spoke to the influential pro-Israel lobbying group by video link from the Buckeye State. Mitt Romney emphasized his economic message and business experience as key to taking on President Obama in the general election. Romney hopes a win in the quintessential swing state of Ohio might finally rally reluctant Republicans around his candidacy.
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Priorities USA Action, a super PAC backing the president, trained its criticism solely on Romney, issuing a “Super Tuesday memo” arguing that the front-runner’s “agenda for the wealthy” was hurting him with those who are not.
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On Super Tuesday, voters in ten states are casting ballots in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
Mitt Romney goes into the contests with momentum and leading the field in delegates. How the former Massachusetts governor will perform in the critical Ohio primary and other battlegrounds remains to be seen.
Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum is fighting to make a splash in the Buckeye State, and in contests across the country. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is hoping to score a win in his home state of Georgia. Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul is looking to capture his first victory of the primary election season.
The list of states holding primaries or caucuses on Super Tuesday includes: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia.
From delegates to endorsements, check out HuffPost’s Election Dashboard for a rundown on who’s ahead in the Republican presidential race
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