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Gingrich Withdrawal, TN & Romney, Rand Paul Deny Deal

March 20, 2012

Gingrich withdrawal would not help Santorum. If Newt Gingrich (R-GA) dropped out of the GOP’s presidential race, Gallup’s presidential polls show that the second choice of Gingrich supporters would be fairly evenly split between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney: 40 percent for Romney, 39 percent for Santorum. (But what if Gingrich stumped for Santorum?) The data was taken from a Gallup survey taken March 8-15.
Romney, Rand Paul deny deal. Rumors of a secret deal in which presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney taps US
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) as his running mate in return for US Rep. – and presidential candidate – Ron Paul’s (R-TX) throwing his delegates to Romney have been roundly denied by both Romney and Rand Paul, according to Fox News. “No one has told me about the deal yet,” Sen. Paul told Fox News.
Tennessee: Democrats scrambling. With double hits of major losses in 2010, followed by pro-GOP redistricting, Volunteer State Democrats are facing a tough year. The party faces two state Senate districts with two Democratic incumbents each and three state House districts with containing two Democratic incumbents. In addition, says The Tennessee Journal, nine Democratic legislators aren’t seeking reelection, compared with one Republican who is stepping down. Moreover, the state GOP PACs have some $1.76 million, to $131,000 for the Democrats.


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