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Political Landscape: Ohio

March 2, 2012
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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Voice of the Voters: Tennessee Youth

March 2, 2012
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.
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Political Landscape: Alaska

March 1, 2012
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
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Voice of the Voters: Washington Youth

February 29, 2012
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.
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Voice of the Voters: Michigan Youth

February 24, 2012
Despite the government bailout that helped save Michigan’s auto industry, the state is still recovering. Young voters there who are ready to enter the workforce are facing tough job prospects. We hear one student's story and the economic uncertainty that hovers over Michigan in this report from Michigan State University student Anthony Sabella for our Washington Week Voice of the Voters feature.
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Political Landscape: Arizona

February 21, 2012
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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Voice of the Voters: Maine

February 9, 2012
With Maine's GOP Caucus winding up, how are people getting their information to judge the candidates? Washington Week partnered with the University of Maine to find out. Student reporter Kylie Keene looks at how voters get their news and the generational difference in the age of new media. Plus, the issues that are important in this presidential election year to voters in Maine.
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Voice of the Voters: Colorado Youth

February 6, 2012
Washington Week partnered with Colorado Mesa University ahead of the Colorado caucus to find out what issues young voters are focusing on as they evaluate the candidates hoping to become president. Student Tess Matsukawa reports.
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Political Landscape: Colorado

February 6, 2012
Could Colorado be a game-changer in the GOP race for the White House? Colorado State of Mind host Cynthia Hessin explains how the Republican candidates courting voters around the state. Video done in partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS.
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