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Well Republican candidates are scrambling for any last minute advantage they can find ahead of Super Tuesday.
Leaders of the party are hoping that tens state extravaganza tomorrow will help crystallize the contest.
And unite the party behind a single front runner.
But that could spell the end for one or more of the candidates.
Or maybe not.
Joining us now in Cincinnati Ohio Bret -- the anchor of special report.
Ohio is the prize is that these -- candidates really want to win tomorrow at the last poll we saw.
Essentially the two front runners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are tied right Brett.
John it's very close here on the ground in Ohio I just talked to some local political experts here they really think that it's a toss up.
Between Romney and Rick Santorum.
Newt Gingrich also has some support in the southern part of Ohio.
But it's believed the top to really could be either one of those two candidates and that is a big deal.
Ohio as you know is the biggest swing state in the general election and it's a key state this time around for Super Tuesday Tennessee.
We'll also be a state that could be very tight.
We just -- up the results of the recent quinnipiac poll that showed how the fore front runners stand and and Romney and Paul and -- and former essentially tied Romney at 34%.
Rick Santorum at 31% who's got the momentum.
Right now over the past couple of days you on the ground people think Romney has picked up some ground.
Especially in the suburbs around the major cities here in Ohio now clearly the upper Ohio River valley.
Where there's an industrialized centers you have cities like Akron and -- and and they kind of border where Rick Santorum was a congressman.
His district and this you know -- senator obviously Pennsylvania.
That tends to go towards Rick Santorum however he has -- bit -- a problem.
In that he didn't qualify for some of the districts there the congressional districts on the ballot and so he wouldn't get the slate of delegates that goes along with those congressional district so.
There's the battle right now it's very tight.
Here in Cincinnati we'll have our show tonight and now we'll talk to some local panelists local experts to give you a sense of where things -- on the ground very often super to.
Newsday is the David you know shakes out the wheat from the from the chaff lot of candidates have to drop out after they don't do well on Super Tuesday.
Do you see that happening as a result of what's gonna of the votes that are coming tomorrow.
While none of the last Newt Gingrich loses -- in all indications are.
That he's going to win Georgia in the polls going in buried but 1415 points -- rest -- -- has it.
At ten over Mitt Romney in Georgia if Newt Gingrich lost Georgia he is set himself.
That he wouldn't be as irrelevant candidate.
But beyond that I don't see how someone gets out unless there's a lot of pressure.
By one side of the party.
It seems like there may be some coalescing behind Romney.
In the in the party itself.
Especially if he -- states like Ohio and Tennessee so this Forman race likely to go on for at least the near future.
Definitely -- -- you can see a scenario where Super Tuesday it plays out and really even muddies the waters even further.
Rick Ron Paul doesn't appear like he's going anywhere he campaigned in Alaska.
He could do well as Carl mentioned in North Dakota one more thing John the health care issue.
Here in Ohio it's a big deal that's why Rick Santorum is talking about it and every stump speech because if you remember Ohio State.
Voted against the mandate.
Of health -- they voted for union benefits but against the health care man.
It's going to be lots to talk about tonight on special report -- thank you.
-- in a special report 6 PM eastern special show tonight from Ohio thanks for.
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