Preview Of 'Potomac Primary'

State: Maryland Type of election: Primary How it works: 37 delegates are at stake, 13 are awarded on a winner-take all basis to the statewide winner. The remaining 24 are awarded on a winner-take-all basis at the congressional district level.

State: Maryland

Type of election: Primary

How it works: 37 delegates are at stake, 13 are awarded on a winner-take all basis to the statewide winner. The remaining 24 are awarded on a winner-take-all basis at the congressional district level. The election is a closed primary.

Official election results: Maryland State Board of Elections

Republican candidates: Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum (all others have dropped out or are polling at less than 1 percent)

Democratic candidates: There is no competitive Democratic primary.

Previous performance: In 2008, Romney withdrew before the Maryland primary. Paul finished fourth, with just under six percent, behind Romney. Obama won the Democratic primary with more than 60 percent of the vote.

Newspapers: Baltimore Sun, full list

Television stations: Full list

Progressive blogs: Maryland Juice, Progressive Maryland

Latest polling: New York Times:

  • PPP: Romney 52 percent, Santorum 27, Gingrich 10, Paul 9
  • Rasmussen: Romney 45, Santorum 28, Gingrich 12, Paul 7

    Nate Silver gives Romney a 100 percent chance of winning.

    District: District of Columbia

    Type of election: Primary

    How it works: 16 delegates are at stake, and are awarded on a winner-take-all basis district-wide. Write-in ballots will not be allowed and the primary is closed.

    Official election results: District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics

    Republican candidates: Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Mitt Romney. Rick Santorum did not qualify. (All others have dropped out or are polling at less than 1 percent)

    Democratic candidates: There is no competitive Democratic primary.

    Previous performance: In 2008, Romney withdrew before the primary. Paul finished third with just under eight percent. Obama won the Democratic primary with 75 percent of the vote.

    Newspapers: Washington Post, full list

    Television stations: Full list

    Progressive blogs: Republic of T

    Latest polling: Little to no polling has been done in D.C.

    Nate Silver says that Romney is likely to win D.C. easily since Santorum is not on the ballot.

    Bottom line: Romney should have two relatively easy wins and should net more than 50 delegates more than Santorum, helping sustain the "inevitability" claim about Romney's shot at winning the nomination.

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