Voters in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri will weigh in on the Republican presidential field on Tuesday (February 7), marking the first day in the 2012 campaign that more than one state will cast ballots.
"Super Tuesday"- the day in the nominating process in which the most states hold their elections - will not happen until March 6 this year, but today's voting could bring more clarity to a race in which Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, has been distancing himself from his rivals, led by former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum.
a strategy that plays to his strengths and enables him to amass delegates during a long slog to the convention," Politico notes.
The next round of voting in the GOP contest will take place February 28, when voters in Arizona and Michigan weigh in. On Super Tuesday, 10 states will cast ballots: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia.