Alabama Primaries: Republican Presidential Race Tight
Alabama voters will decide whether Mitt Romney has deep South appeal, if Rick Santorum can trim the field, or whether Newt Gingrich can get a victory to push his campaign forward.
The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Democrats and Republicans are both holding a primary, but the most action is on the Republican side in federal and state traces.
Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, tried to appeal to Alabamians by talking about eating catfish and grits and campaigning with comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Gingrich said a victory in Alabama could help him push his race to the nominating convention in August. Santorum says a strong showing in Alabama could make it a two-man contest between him and Romney.
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