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Voice of the Voters: Tennessee Youth

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The GOP Presidential candidates have rallied against President Obama’s health care reform law, but what does that mean to young voters who can now stay on their parents’ insurance because of the reform? Anna Paterson of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville reports ahead of Super Tuesday.

Political Landscape: Ohio

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Of the states holding primaries on Super Tuesday, among most closely watched is Ohio. Ohio has 66 of the 419 delegates awarded next week and has seen a slew of negative advertising by candidates and Super PACs. Rick Santorum is leading in the polls, but Mitt Romney has scored some key endorsements from local politicians. Karen Kasler of Ohio Public Television previews the primary.


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Romney Campaign Downplays Ohio's Importance

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After eking out a slim victory in his home state of Michigan, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign said Thursday the front-runner for the party's nomination can survive a loss next week in the critical state of Ohio.
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10 Questions With Rick Santorum

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After losses in Arizona and Michigan, the Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum seeks new momentum for next week’s Super Tuesday contests. Mr. Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, aims to move beyond controversies over his views on social issues and emphasize economic proposals — including his signature idea of eliminating corporate taxes for manufacturing firms.
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Political Landscape: Alaska

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Though Alaska is holding caucuses on Super Tuesday, it hasn't garnered as much attention as states like Ohio. What’s the lay of the land in The Last Frontier, and how could the state’s unique makeup affect which candidate wins? Will former Governor Sarah Palin have an influence on the outcome? Daysha Eaton of Alaska Public Media reports

Candidates Scramble to Create Differences

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Facing big hurdles here in Mitt Romney’s native state, Rick Santorum seized on the novel tactic of attacking his rival for agreeing with him. Mr. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, accused Mr. Romney of turning his back on Detroit by opposing federal bailouts for the auto industry — the same bailouts that Mr. Santorum also opposed.
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PBS NewsHour: Deconstructing a Republican Hopeful's Road to 1,144 Delegates

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The Republican Party's eventual nominee needs to secure 1,144 delegates. With wins in Michigan and Arizona Wednesday, Mitt Romney leads the GOP field with 135. Gwen Ifill discusses Super Tuesday, when a sizable 419 delegates are at stake, with Political Editor Christina Bellantoni and Frontloading HQ's Josh Putnam.

Voice of the Voters: Washington Youth

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What influences young voters when deciding which political candidate to support? Washington Week asked students at Washington State University - Pullman ahead of the GOP caucuses in the Evergreen State on Saturday, March 3. Student Veronica Miracle reports.

He’s Alive!

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In the state where Mitt Romney was born, his campaign did not die. Despite his many advantages in Michigan, the race was a nail-biter. In the end, Romney won 41 percent of the vote to 38 percent for Rick Santorum. “We didn’t win by a lot, but we won by enough but that’s all that counts,” said Romney at his victory party, looking relieved to have survived another near-death experience. In Arizona, he clobbered the former Pennsylvania senator 47 percent to 26 percent. By the end of the night, Romney captured more than 30 new delegates.

Mitt Romney Survives Michigan Primary, Looks to Super Tuesday

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February was supposed to be Mitt Romney’s month, a time when he could put distance between himself and his rivals for the Republican nomination with a series of contests on generally friendly terrain. Instead it turned into a grinding endurance test far more difficult than anything he or his campaign had imagined.
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