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Former GOP Chairs Weigh In On Upcoming Primaries

Robert Siegel talks to three former GOP party chairmen and governors about the results of Tuesday's primaries in Michigan and Arizona. Haley Barbour of Mississippi says the campaign should now focus on social issues. Marc Racicot of Montana agrees, but says attention must be paid to those who care about such issues, and Jim Gilmore of Virginia says he feels a connection must be made between the GOP and blue collar voters.
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Romney Turns Attention To Ohio, Super Tuesday

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who narrowly won Michigan's Republican primary on Tuesday, traveled south to campaign in Toledo, Ohio on Wednesday. Ohio holds its primary next week on Super Tuesday.
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Romney Continues Hitting Santorum For Robocalls To Mich. Democrats

Romney's campaign was out with a new web video meant to remind Republicans in Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia with primary elections in less than a week that Santorum sough votes from Michigan Democrats. For Romney, it was a chance to gain the upper hand as each man in the struggle to persuade Republican voters that he is the truer conservative and his rival is merely a pretender.
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Game-Changing Debate Moments

Presidential debates can provide a boost to a candidate, thwart a lead in polls or prompt a decision to leave the race. NPR's Ken Rudin and Alan Schroeder, author of Presidential Debates: 40 Years of High-Risk TV, look at game-changing moments in the 2012 election cycle.
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Bartlett Denies Backing So-Called 'Stache Act

Roscoe Bartlett was already facing a tough re-election campaign in Maryland's sixth district, but now he's being wrong accused of backing a tax break for mustache-wearers.

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Romney Motors To Victories, Santorum Slides Back

Mitt Romney fended off Rick Santorum on Wednesday, winning the Arizona and Michigan primary races. The two have been vying for the top spot, but both candidates have been prone to gaffes. Host Michel Martin talks about the showdown with GOP strategist Ron Christie and Santorum supporter Bob Vander Plaats.
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Cantor Hopes To Move Jobs Bill, But Democrats Want More

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is trying to make headway on some business-friendly legislation in the House, but some area Democrats are not sold.

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Super Tuesday: Which Candidates Can Win Outside Their 'Comfort Zones'?

As the GOP primary race moves into March, we look at the candidates' prospects in the 10 Super Tuesday states, where a trove of 413 delegates are up for grabs. Already Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are battling over Ohio, with its 43 delegates and Midwest bragging rights.

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