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GOP presidential candidates battle it out on 'Super Tuesday'

The seven states voting in primaries Tuesday represent a wide range of Republicans, from the most moderate in Vermont and Massachusetts to the most conservative and religious in Oklahoma and Tennessee.In total, 419 delegates are at stake on Super Tuesday, more than the total number that have been awarded in all the contests to date.

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March 6: Sister Grace Anne, right, of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother, prays at Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's election night party at Steubenville High School in Steubenville, Ohio.

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March 6: Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen prepare to vote in the Virginia Republican presidential primary in Richmond, Va.

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March 6: Supporters of Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich cheer as they watch election results during a Super Tuesday rally in Atlanta. 

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March 6: A group of participants in the North Dakota Republican presidential caucuses in Bismarck, N.D., handle paperwork before voting at the Bismarck Civic Center in Bismarck, N.D. Thousands of North Dakota Republicans attended caucuses across the state Tuesday to chose their favorite GOP presidential candidate.

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March 6: Reid Patterson, 34, votes in the Republican presidential primary election in Chardon, Ohio.

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March 6: Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, left, and his wife Callista wave as they arrive for a Super Tuesday rally in Atlanta.

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March 6: A voter in Montpelier, Vt., casts his ballot for the Republican presidential primary.

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March 6: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann chat with election workers as they vote in the Massachusetts primary at the Beech Street Senior Center in Belmont, Mass.

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March 6: Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, left, and his wife, Karen, right, arrive at his election night rally at Steubenville High School in Steubenville, Ohio.

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March 6: Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista wave to a crowd gathered for a rally after he won the Georgia primary in Atlanta.

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March 6: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses supporters at his Super Tuesday campaign rally in Boston.

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GOP presidential candidates battle it out on 'Super Tuesday'

The seven states voting in primaries Tuesday represent a wide range of Republicans, from the most moderate in Vermont and Massachusetts to the most conservative and religious in Oklahoma and Tennessee.In total, 419 delegates are at stake on Super Tuesday, more than the total number that have been awarded in all the contests to date.

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