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Republican Presidential Contest Moves to Arizona and Michigan

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Front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum opened one of the most crucial periods in the Republican presidential campaign Tuesday, with Romney going on the attack while suddenly claiming the mantle of underdog as he seeks to avoid potentially devastating losses in next Tuesday’s primaries in Arizona and Michigan.
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Political Landscape: Arizona

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How will Arizona’s February 28th primary affect the close race to the GOP nomination between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum? In our Political Landscape feature, Michael Chihak of Arizona Public Media looks at the contest between the two front runners, and explores what key issues dominate the political dialogue in Arizona.

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As Santorum Seizes Social Issues, Romney Demurs

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Philosophical differences between the top two Republican presidential candidates are becoming starker as Rick Santorum drives harder on religious and social issues that Mitt Romney rarely discusses in detail.
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Mitt Romney Campaigns in Cincinnati, Ohio (CNN)

Rough Sledding Ahead for Mitt Romney

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It’s a brave new world for Mitt Romney, no longer in the lead in national primary polls and not holding the immense fundraising advantage he once did. It’s going to be rough sledding ahead for the once-clear GOP frontrunner. The latest fundraising figures illustrate just how little bang for the buck Romney got in January. He won two big primaries – New Hampshire and Florida – but is in worse position now than when he started.

Santorum Fights Back Against Romney in Detroit

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Republican White House hopeful Rick Santorum defended himself against attacks from Mitt Romney on Thursday as his hopes rose of dealing a heavy blow in Michigan to his main rival, who was the party front-runner before falling behind in national polls.
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Former Senator Rick Santorum speaks in Novi, MI (CNN)

Romney now trailing Santorum in Mich.

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CBS News political director John Dickerson offers analysis of the GOP presidential race as the Michigan primary approaches.

Santorum's Surge

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When this year's presidential campaign began, Rick Santorum looked like a fringe candidate, consigned permanently to the outside edge of an overcrowded debate stage. But as earlier conservative front-runners sputtered, Santorum plugged away, sticking doggedly to his unfashionable message of uncompromising social conservatism.
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to endorse Romney

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) will endorse Mitt Romney for president at a luncheon on Thursday, according to two sources with knowledge of his decision. MIRS news reported Wednesday evening that the two men will appear together at a luncheon Thursday for a “major announcement.”
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PBS NewsHour: In Michigan, Romney 'Is Going to Have to Fight for His Life' vs. Santorum

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Several national polls now show GOP hopeful Rick Santorum in a new dead heat with longtime front-runner Mitt Romney. Gwen Ifill discusses Santorum's rise and efforts to win Michigan's Feb. 28 primary with The Washington Post's Dan Balz and Bill Ballenger of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter.

Polls Show Rick Santorum Virtually Tied with Mitt Romney Nationally

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With two new polls showing underdog Rick Santorum gaining on front-runner Mitt Romney among Republicans nationally, the contenders for the GOP presidential nomination are taking advantage of a lull between primary contests to stockpile resources and rally supporters for the next phase of the race.
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