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Voters Hit The Polls For Super Tuesday

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 05:13 PM CDT
Republicans in ten states will head to the polls on Super Tuesday to pick who they want to challenge President Obama in November.

The two GOP frontrunners made their final push for votes in Ohio on Monday. The state is considered the biggest prize for Tuesday.

Mitt Romney campaigned hard across Ohio hours before the polls opened. He asked voters in Youngstown to carry him to victory on Super Tuesday, telling them to “Get out and vote.” Romney is locked in a dead heat in Ohio with Rick Santorum.

The former Pennsylvania senator had a lead, but it started to face after Romney’s three state sweep last week. Santorum admits a win in Ohio is crucial.

"I would make the argument that while it may not be make or break its going to be a huge, huge deal,” said Santorum.

Ohio is a battleground state in the general election. Romney says he’s the candidate who can win in November.

"What we need to talk about to defeat Barack Obama is getting good jobs and scaling back the size of government and that's what I do,” said Romney.

Mitt Romney and Ron Paul have an advantage in Virginia today.  They are the only two Republican Presidential candidates who qualified to be on the ballot.

Ron Paul expects to do well in caucus states, especially Idaho.

"We certainly have a very good chance of winning, and I expect this will be one of our best states,” said Paul.

Newt Gingrich is favored to win Georgia after serving as a congressman for the state. The polls show he is making a last minute surge in Tennessee.
   
"This would be the third time I’ve made a comeback so it’s kind of interesting to watch," said Gingrich.

Ten states and 419 delegates are at stake. The candidates need 1,144 delegates to clinch the nomination and no one can reach that magic number on Tuesday.

Mitt Romney leads the delegate count by nearly doubling the numbers of Rick Santorum.Voters Hit The Polls For Super Tuesday


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