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2012 Republican Primary
Tue March 6, 2012
Tennessee Primary Voters Head to the Polls
Tennesseans head to the polls today to vote for their choice in the Republican presidential primary. While early voting numbers were sharply down from the last presidential primary in 2008, the major GOP candidates ramped up their attention to Tennessee in the last week with campaign stops and a barrage of television ads. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has drawn the endorsement of several top Republicans in the state, including Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. Meanwhile, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made a series of appearances across the state in the days before the vote. Tennessee has 55 delegates up for grabs, third most among the 10 Super Tuesday states.