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Newt Gingrich supporters before at an election night party on March 13, 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Newt Gingrich supporters before at an election night party on March 13, 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama.

More Religious = More Republican?

The more religious a state’s residents, the more Republican-leaning a state tends to be, Gallup data show. In the 2008 presidential election, McCain won 17 of the 19 states where at least 43 percent of respondents said they were “very...

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Rick Santorum's stop in Ridgeway, South Carolina.

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Rick Santorum's stop in Ridgeway, South Carolina.

South Carolina Republicans Push to Keep “First in the South” Primary

That Republicans haven’t even picked their 2012 presidential nominee hasn’t stopped South Carolina Republicans from preparing for 2016, when they want to again hold the first nomination contest in the Republican-friendly South. South Carolina Republican legislators, including state House Speaker...

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Rick Santorum supporters on  March 25, 2012 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

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Rick Santorum supporters on March 25, 2012 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

A Closer Look: Romney Super-PAC Ad “Care”

Mitt Romney’s allies are attacking Rick Santorum’s positions on labor policy in a new television ad before the April 3 primary in Wisconsin, where Republican Governor Scott Walker and unions clashed over curbs to collective bargaining. The ad from the...

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Newt Gingrich with supporters before a town-hall meeting in Simi Valley.

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Newt Gingrich with supporters before a town-hall meeting in Simi Valley.

Newt’s $50 Photo and Other Presidential Gear

Now that Newt Gingrich is charging supporters $50 to snap a photo with him, Bloomberg checked out what other presidential memorabilia you can get for your money. Each campaign has a web store open for business. Mitt Romney is selling...

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Rick Santorum at the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2012.

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Rick Santorum at the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2012.

For Santorum, Affordable Care Act is a Two-Fer

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is using the Affordable Care Act as a fundraising device to attack both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. In an email to supporters today, he cites his appearance outside the Supreme Court, where justices are hearing arguments on...

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Supporters for Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum at a campaign stop on March 17, 2012 in Town and Country, Missouri.

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Supporters for Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum at a campaign stop on March 17, 2012 in Town and Country, Missouri.

Romney 39%, Santorum 27% — In Polls and Votes

Mitt Romney leads Rick Santorum by 39 percent to 27 percent among Republican voters nationwide, according to the latest Gallup survey. That matches the margin by which Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, has outperformed Santorum, a former Pennsylvania Senator, in...

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Campaign staff prepare a site at Ouachita Sheriff's Shooting Range before a rally for Rick Santorum in West Monroe, Louisiana, on March 22, 2012.

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Campaign staff prepare a site at Ouachita Sheriff's Shooting Range before a rally for Rick Santorum in West Monroe, Louisiana, on March 22, 2012.

Republicans Set New Turnout Mark in Louisiana

More Republicans voted in Louisiana’s March 24 primary than in any other presidential balloting the party has held in the 32-year history of the primary. About 186,377 Republicans cast ballots, 49 percent of which went to winner Rick Santorum, according...

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