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Rubio Is Cool With Supporters Voting for Kasich in Ohio

The Kasich campaign responds with a pretty sick burn

(Newser) - The Marco Rubio campaign is telling its supporters to vote for John Kasich in Ohio in an effort to keep Donald Trump from securing the nomination. “John Kasich is the one candidate in Ohio that can beat Donald Trump—that’s stating the obvious, that is indisputable," the... More »

7 Super Tuesday Takeaways

Including how Mitt Romney is like a world-devouring super villain

(Newser) - Now that the dust has cleared, what did we learn on Super Tuesday ? Among the biggest takeaways:
  1. Republicans don't love these guys: "It's almost like a bad version of Goldilocks. Nobody is just right," quips Philip Elliott of the AP . Exit polls showed that a
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Mitt Romney Fails to Land Knockout

Race set to drag on despite Mitt winning 5 states

(Newser) - As the dust from Super Tuesday settles, the good news for Mitt Romney is that he won the most states, including the grand prize of Ohio. But he definitely wasn't crowned the champion. Rick Santorum scored decisive wins, and those victories—plus Romney's narrow margin of victory in... More »

Dennis Kucinich Loses Ohio Seat

Two-time prez candidate loses to Dem Marcy Kaptur in redrawn district

(Newser) - Ohio voters yesterday bounced two-time presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich out of office, leaving him without a congressional seat for the first time in 16 years. The antiwar populist conceded just after midnight to progressive Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur in the race to represent Ohio's redrawn Ninth District. The outcome... More »

Super Tuesday: 4 Candidates, 4 Storylines

Your look at what to watch for today

(Newser) - It's here at last: Super Tuesday, the day 10 states cast their ballots in the 2012 primary. Here's what's at stake for each of the candidates today:
  • Mitt RomneyExpected to win: Massachusetts, Vermont, Virginia. Really wants to win: Ohio and Tennessee. Winning both would give him
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Romney Targets Blue-Collar Voters

Campaign seeks to draw Ohio working-class vote away from Santorum

(Newser) - Mitt Romney has gone all-out to win over working-class voters ahead of today's critical Super Tuesday primary in Ohio. The candidate, fighting back against Rick Santorum's appeal to this vital demographic, spoke surrounded by heavy equipment at campaign events in factories yesterday, focusing squarely on the economy, and... More »

Super Tuesday: Who Looks Poised to Grab What

Mitt Romney basically has 4 of the 10 states in the bag

(Newser) - Tomorrow is looking good for Mitt Romney, who will likely take more of the 422 delegates up for grabs in Super Tuesday contests than his opponents (an additional 15 super delegates aren't bound to tomorrow's wins). He may even walk away with a delegate majority, writes Nate Silver.... More »

Santorum May Be Ineligible for 29% of Ohio Delegates

Campaign missed deadlines months ago

(Newser) - Rick Santorum may be at the top of the polls in Ohio, but even if he wins there, he may not win. Because his campaign missed several eligibility deadlines, he could lose up to 18 of the state's 63 available delegates, report the Cleveland Plain Dealer and ABC News... More »

Romney, Santorum Tied in Ohio

Super Tuesday outcome too close to call in new poll

(Newser) - Ohio is by most accounts the most important prize at stake in next week's Super Tuesday voting, and right now it's too close to call, says a new poll from Quinnipiac University . The survey has Rick Santorum at 35% and Mitt Romney at 31%, within the margin of... More »

Next Big Primary: Ohio

Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich all have a reason to compete in must-win state

(Newser) - With Arizona and Michigan in the books, the countdown to "Super Tuesday" has begun. But not all of the March 6 states are created equal. Expect the campaigns to set up shop in Ohio, a state without which, the Washington Post points out, no Republican president has ever been... More »

Gingrich's Organization 'Embarrassing'

And that's a major liability in Iowa, elsewhere

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich is first in the polls, but his campaign might not be ready for prime time, warns Karl Rove in a Wall Street Journal column. "Mr. Gingrich has little or no campaign organization in Iowa and most other states," Rove observes. Gingrich didn't even complete his... More »

How the Air Came Out of Clinton's Tires

Poor Ind., NC showings sucked late momentum from her campaign

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton’s campaign was happiest, and picked up the most steam, late in the game, as divisive staffers departed, the blue-collar vote moved into her column and the candidate found her comfort zone. The Washington Post examines the Democrat's final months, noting its rejuvenation after Texas and Ohio victories,... More »

Obama: Can He Make White Men Jump?

Failure to woo subset turned key states to Hillary, pundits say

(Newser) - White men have become key swing voters in the Democratic race, the Washington Post reports, and Barack Obama has failed to woo them. His success with the subset in Wisconsin and Virginia was a major breakthrough, pundits say, but he couldn't make white men jump in Texas and Ohio—turning... More »

Canada's US Envoy Urged to Resign Over NAFTA-Gate

Ambassador admits speaking to reporter

(Newser) - The scope of the Barack Obama NAFTA memo scandal widened again yesterday, with Canadian opposition legislators calling for the resignation of Canada's ambassador to the US after he was implicated, the Globe and Mail reports. Michael Wilson admitted speaking to the reporter who broke the story that the candidate was... More »

Obama Backer Sees Red Over Role in Clinton Phone Ad

Teen shocked to see herself in Hillary spot

(Newser) - A teenager who supports Barack Obama was stunned to see herself in the controversial "red phone" advertisement for the Hillary Clinton campaign. The spot that helped give Hillary a boost before the last primaries uses stock footage of a sleeping child that the teen made as an extra years... More »

Canadian PM Widens Probe of NAFTA Leak

Harper's chief of staff accused of releasing Obama memo

(Newser) - Amid cross-party outcry, the prime minister of Canada says he'll expand an investigation into the NAFTA leak that may have contributed to Barack Obama's loss in Ohio, reports the Globe and Mail. The opposition is calling for the head of Ian Brodie, PM Stephen Harper's chief of staff, who is... More »

Candidates Spin Tuesday: Math vs. Momentum

Superdelegates loom ever larger as Clinton barely narrows deficit

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's victories in Texas and Ohio changed little in the race for pledged delegates—by some estimates she netted only five—but Tuesday's primaries changed the dynamic of the Democratic contest, the Wall Street Journal reports. The candidates have divergent arguments: Barack Obama's team says the math favors him;... More »

Clinton Shifts to Keystone State

With Pennsylvania voting not until April 22, pro-Hillary governor noting Ohio parallels

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton staffers are breaking out the champagne today (actually, they were already serving reporters mimosas yesterday), but they’re still sober enough to look seven weeks ahead, to Pennsylvania's April 22 primary. Keystone State Gov. Ed Rendell is a major Hillary booster, and put out a memo this morning... More »

Long Fight Threatens Dems

Clinton victories in Texas, Ohio presage ugly, costly contest

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's victories in Texas and Ohio herald a long, ugly scrap for the Democratic nomination—and the big loser may be the party, reports Newsweek. It remains unknown how many delegates the New York senator won last night, but Clinton can now brush aside calls for her to end... More »

Clinton: Dream Ticket Is Possible

But, of course, we still have to decide who's on top

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton today hinted that she’d be willing to bury the hatchet and share a ticket with Barack Obama, the AP reports. “That may be where this is headed,” Clinton told CBS’ The Early Show, “but of course we have to decide who is on the... More »

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