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In GOP Primary, Va. Voters See Limited Influence

Virginia voters will vote in the presidential primary today, but some are worried that their limited ballot choices will mean diminished influence for the primary's results.

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Super Tuesday: 10 States Holding Nominating Contests

Republican presidential candidates have a chance to win hundreds of convention delegates after voters cast their ballots in Super Tuesday contests. The delegate count wouldn't be enough for any candidate to clinch the nomination, but it would help.
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Obama Campaign Ramps Up Efforts Early In Virginia

While Republican candidates slug it out for their party's White House nomination, President Obama is getting a head start on the general election. His campaign is opening offices, lining up volunteers and identifying supporters in swing states, including Virginia, which holds its GOP primary Tuesday.
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Romney's Wins Have Come With Negative Messages

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney hopes he can firm up his front-runner status in the 10 Super Tuesday nominating contests. But that status, an NPR analysis shows, has so far involved his campaign and a pro-Romney superPAC burying the opposition with negative messages.
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Rush To Judgment: Advertisers Flee Limbaugh's Show

Advertisers and conservative commentators have denounced the undisputed king of political radio talk in the wake of sexually charged comments he made about a Georgetown law student. It is far from Limbaugh's first such episode, but two things make this incident stand out: the nature of the target and the timing of his comments.
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On Super Tuesday Eve, All Eyes On The Buckeye State Prize

In a final day of campaigning before Super Tuesday, Republicans Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum focused on the economy in Ohio, the most sought after prize of the 10 states voting or caucusing. A week ago, Santorum had a substantial lead in Ohio polls; now he's in a statistical dead heat with Romney.
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Proposed Loyalty Oath Hurts Interest In Virginia GOP Primary

The Virginia Republican party reconsidered requiring a loyalty oath of primary voters, but residents of the commonwealth report that the controversy had a chilling effect on their interest in the contest.

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New Yorker Cover Puts New Twist On Old Romney Shaggy Dog Story

After the pummeling he's taken in recent weeks at the hands of Mitt Romney and the former Massachusetts governor's superpac allies, who could fault Rick Santorum if he felt like he was strapped to the top of vehicle for a 12-hour trip to Canada.
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Alexandria Council Resists Calls For Increased Pay, Funding

Members of the Alexandria City Council are resisting calls from employees for cost-of-living increases as well as funding requests to help area children, citing the tax increases that would be required.

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SuperPAC Ads Fill Airwaves On Eve Of Super Tuesday

The candidates are spending modestly, but the superPACs are out in full force in Ohio and elsewhere. They've already shelled out $12 million for ads — most of them negative — in Super Tuesday states.

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