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Voting Their Own Way: Maine's Extra-Long Caucuses

In the midst of a primary season where every state is trying to outdo the rest, Maine is content to do caucuses its own way. The state's many small towns have long held individual caucuses any time between January and March, and the state Republican Party's efforts to reel them into a single week has had mixed success. Host Rachel Martin speaks with political writer Al Diamon.
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Support, Protest And Hiccups During The Nev. Caucus

Mitt Romney was the big winner in Saturday's Nevada caucus, leaving runner-up Newt Gingrich in the dust. Organizers said tens of thousands of people participated in the West's first presidential contest of the year, and some of them were still taking part late into the night. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports.
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Romney Vows To Take Nevada's Vote To Washington

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won the Nevada caucus Saturday by a wide margin, with Newt Gingrich in a distant second. Romney soared ahead in part because of the state's large Mormon population, but he was dominant across a broad swath of demographics.
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Another Win: Romney Adds Nevada To His Victories

All caucus sites have now closed in Nevada, and based on actual vote returns NPR says Mitt Romney is the winner, followed by Newt Gingrich in second place followed by Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. This is Romney's second straight triumph over a field of rivals suddenly struggling to keep pace.
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Move Over, Iowa, Nevada Has A Caucus Problem Too

Some highly improbable events lately have embarrassed the host states in the presidential nominating process, including Nevada, which held its caucus Saturday night.
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In Nev., Solid Showing Expected For Romney

Nevada holds its Republican caucuses today it is the first Western state to weigh in on the nominating contest. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports that Mitt Romney is widely favored to win and has the latest from Nevada.
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As Population Shifts, So Do Political Tactics

In the last decade, population growth in Western swing states outpaced the national average, according to David Damore, a professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. With the Nevada Republican caucus underway, guest host David Greene talks with Damore about the electoral shift and the issues potential voters in the region view as priorities.
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What The People Want Out West

As the primary season pushes westward, voters in big Western states share what they like and want, plus why they feel they're a different kind of electorate.

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