March 6, 2012 7:36 PM

Romney narrowly edges Santorum in hotly contested Ohio

Mitt Romney beat Rick Santorum by 1 percent in Ohio's critical Republican primary race Tuesday, as the two GOP presidential candidates battled into the wee hours in the hardest-fought contest of Super Tuesday. Romney, who also won four other states, had 38 percent of the Ohio vote to Santorum's 37 percent with 96 percent of votes counted.

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