Super Tuesday

2:00am

Wed March 7, 2012
Election 2012

Romney Wins Ohio, A Pivotal Battleground State

Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 4:37 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Perhaps it's fitting that the state that kept everyone up late last night, waiting for results, was Ohio. It's a swing state, and it seems every four years, in the fall, Ohio becomes the center of attention in a presidential election.

This year, as NPR's Tamara Keith reports, it just happened a little earlier.

TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: Talk to Ohio voters - Republicans and Democrats alike - and there's one issue that rises above all the others.

MARVIN HAYWOOD: Number one: our economy.

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2:00am

Wed March 7, 2012
Election 2012

3 Candidates Split Super Tuesday Wins

Mitt Romney won six of the 10 Super Tuesday contests. Rick Santorum won three while Newt Gingrich won one. Ron Paul was the only candidate who did not win at least one contest.

9:10pm

Tue March 6, 2012
It's All Politics

Expert: In GOP Primary, It's The Delegates And Santorum Can't Get Enough

Based on Rick Santorum's wins in Tennessee and Oklahoma, you might be tempted to think that the Republican presidential race is still wide open.

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5:56pm

Tue March 6, 2012
It's All Politics

Ohio Exit-Poll Surprise: Romney Draws Low Income Voters With No College

There's something funny happening in Ohio according to CNN's exit poll — Mitt Romney is appealing to some of the very income and education groups in Ohio that were supposed to be Rick Santorum's strength, voters with relatively low incomes and no college.

That could be bad news for Santorum since Romney also attracts the highest income, college educated voters as well that populate Ohio's big city suburbs and exurbs.

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4:07pm

Tue March 6, 2012
Election 2012

Romney Looks For Knockout In Super Tuesday States

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 8:58 am

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shakes hands with supporters at his Super Tuesday rally in Boston.
Brian Snyder Reuters /Landov

Super Tuesday was an almost perfect reflection of the Republican presidential primary process so far this year.

Mitt Romney won the most states and built up a solid lead in delegates. Yet he was forced to vastly outspend his nearest rival to win the most important contest — Ohio, where he narrowly defeated Rick Santorum.

Romney won five other states, but Santorum captured three, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won one.

It's been this way for Romney all year. With a potentially game-changing contest on the line, Romney has always found a way to win.

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