This year, March 6 signals the coming of Super Tuesday in which the greatest number of states will hold their primaries and caucuses for the upcoming presidential election. Seven states will hold their primaries, and three will hold caucuses to determine the actions of delegates sent to the national convention. This will be a big event for the GOP as it is the first test of national electability against the incumbent President Obama. It is a crucial night for presidential hopefuls, as nearly 20 percent of delegates sent to the Republican convention are chosen tonight.
Candidate Mitt Romney will try to solidify his position as the Republican frontrunner, which seems likely given his current momentum with 42 percent of the popular vote, and having already won eight states. Runner up Rick Santorum will fight to keep it a two-man race, as there are still over 400 delegates up for grabs. While there is a slim chance that it will be a disastrous night for Mitt, it should be remembered that Santorum recently finished in a close second in Romney’s home state of Michigan. Candidates Newt Gingrich and Santorum each have a lot on the line, as Romney is almost sure to remain the Republican favorite and most likely to win the nomination.
Where should you tune in to watch the results of this crucial race? Depending on how your candidate does, it might help to have a drink in your hand.
The New York Young Republicans are planning an evening out at Session House on 2nd Ave. (sessionhousenyc.com) at 7 p.m. with free appetizers. If you don’t feel like traveling to Midtown, or being surrounded by Republicans, The Village Pourhouse (villagepourhouse.com), in conjunction with New American Tavern, will be hosting a bi-partisan event on some big screens.
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