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Alabama, Mississipi, Hawaii, American Samoa vote today

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GOP presidential votes today in of Alabama and Mississippi will:

*Make it hard for Newt Gingrich to explain it away if the Georgia native does poorly in these conservative southern states. Gingrich, lagging anyway, gets the biggest boost from a strong showing.

*Help Rick Santorum cast himself as the alternative to Mitt Romney if he does well.

*Hinder, but not substantially, Romney as he continues to be the frontrunner because he is winning what counts--delegates.

The Illinois primary is a week from today--March 20.

Hawaii and American Samoa Republicans caucus today--results in very late.

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