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Magic Number of the Day

Sen. Olympia Snowe outside her office on Capitol Hill on Feb. 28, 2012.

Photograph by Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

Sen. Olympia Snowe outside her office on Capitol Hill on Feb. 28, 2012.

Magic Number of the Day: 12,109

That’s the number of days that Republican Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine had served in Congress as of Feb. 28, when she announced that she would not seek re-election to the Senate this November. Snowe, 65, was first elected to...

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A Rick Santorum supporter at a rally in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 2012.

Photograph by Erik Lesser/EPA/Landov

A Rick Santorum supporter at a rally in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 2012.

Magic Number of the Day: 466

That’s the total number of national Republican convention delegates among the 11 states holding a contest on Super Tuesday. It’s the single largest day of voting in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Georgia controls 76 delegates, the most...

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