Guy Benson

Another Tuesday, another slate of Republican nominating contests.  ABC News' Amy Walters has the basics:

1. States/Territories Voting:  Alabama, Mississippi, Hawaii and American Samoa

2. Total delegates at stake: 119 – 75 percent of which come from Alabama and Mississippi

3. Earliest poll closing: 8 p.m. (Alabama/Mississippi)

4. Latest poll closing: 2 a.m. (Hawaii)

5. Recent Polls: The most recent polls in Alabama and Mississippi show tight three-way contests in both states.

To her last point, it's neck-and-neck in the deep south, while Hawaii polling is hard to come by.  A few points to consider as the night progresses:

(a) Might Team Santorum be (somewhat paradoxically) be rooting for a Romney sweep tonight, forcing Newt out?

(b) Will Santorum get any mileage out of his Fox News is in the tank for Romney allegation?

(c) Will any of this shake up the delegate count enough to dislodge the Romney juggernaut?

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Stay tuned for a recap post at the end of the evening.

Guy Benson

Guy Benson is's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).

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