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Arizona or Michigan — which state is a bigger win for Mitt Romney? (Today’s trail mix)

at 06:00 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) had a better-than-expected night on Tuesday, sweeping the Arizona GOP primary and besting former senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) in Michigan — despite Santorum’s eleventh-hour bid to woo Democratic voters in the Wolverine State.

So, which state was the bigger win for Romney? (Hint: As Ron Paul once put it, “There’s one other thing called delegates, yeaahhh!”) And how will Santorum’s bid for Democratic votes play out as the campaign heads toward Super Tuesday?

We take a look in the first edition of our new daily campaign video, Trail Mix:

(And yes, if there’s one thing we’re fans of here at the Election 2012 blog, it’s creative names.)

Paul takes today off the trail, but the other three GOP hopefuls have a full day of campaigning. Romney hones in on Ohio with events in Toledo and Bexley; Santorum holds two rallies in Tennessee; and Newt Gingrich spends the day in his home state of Georgia.

Here’s a closer look at today on the trail (Courtesy of candidate schedules and the PBS NewsHour Political Calendar; all times Eastern):

10 a.m.: Mitt Romney holds a rally in Toledo, Ohio.

Noon: Rick Santorum holds a rally at Peachtree Academy in Powell, Tenn.

1:30 p.m.: Newt Gingrich holds a rally in Covington, Ga.

2:45 p.m.: Mitt Romney holds a town hall at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio.

7 p.m.: Newt Gingrich holds a rally in Gainesville, Ga.

9 p.m.: Rick Santorum holds a rally at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

 
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