Super Tuesday Stage Set
Republicans in ten states will head to the polls today to pick who they want to challenge President Obama in November.
Primaries in Ohio, Georgia, Massachusetts, Vermont, Virginia, Oklahoma and Tennessee plus caucuses in Idaho, North Dakota and Alaska make Tuesday the busiest day of the primary season.
Mitt Romney has won four contests in a row, including a double-digit victory in Washington state caucuses on saturday.
He and Rick Santorum are in a dead heat in Ohio, which is considered the biggest prize today.
Ron Paul is looking for his first win in one of the caucus states.
As for Newt Gingrich, he is favored to win Georgia, though he’s been winless for more than a month.
He campaigned in Tennessee yesterday and issued a stream of signals that he intended to stay in the race.
“You have a chance to vote for somebody who has done it,” said Gingrich, “who knows how to do it, who has the right vision for doing it, and I think I would be the best person to debate Obama. You’ve got to be able to win the debates in the fall to gain the presidency and stop Obama.”
The former speaker of the house will hold a rally at 12:30 pm today at the US Space and Rocket Center.
Gingrich will also tour the Hudson Alpha Institute.
Wednesday, he is scheduled to make stops in Montgomery and Birmingham.