All about the Georgia primary

Georgia is one of 10 states voting on Tuesday to help choose the Republican presidential nominee. The state's 76 delegates are the biggest prize of Super Tuesday. It takes 1,144 delegates to win the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this summer. Following Tuesday's vote in Michigan and Arizona, The Associated Press estimates the delegate count to be: Mitt Romney, 147; Rick Santorum, 84; Newt Gingrich 29; Ron Paul 18; Jon Huntsman, 2.

Here's a closer look at each candidate's Georgia-based endorsements, their fundraising in the state and an explainer on how the process will work.

SANTORUM

Rep. Buzz Brockway, R-Lawrenceville

Rep. Sam Teasley, R-Marietta

Rep. Kevin Cooke, R-Carrollton

Rep. Delvis Dutton, R-Glennville

Rep. Tom McBrayer, R-Tifton

Rep. Michael Harden, R-Toccoa

Rep. Ed Setzler, R-Acworth

Rep. Terry Rogers, R-Clarkesville

Sen. David Shafer, R-Duluth

Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford

Sen. William Ligon, R-Brunswick

PSC chairman Tim Echols

PSC member Chuck Eaton

Georgia Right to Life

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens

Money raised in Georgia: $77,029

GINGRICH

Gov. Nathan Deal

Former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Zell Miller

Herman Cain

U.S. Rep. Austin Scott

U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland

U.S. Rep. Tom Price

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey.

Sen. Judson Hill, R-Marietta

Rep. Joe Wilkinson, R-Sandy Springs

Former U.S. Rep. Mac Collins

Former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr

Senate President Pro Tem Tommie Williams, R-Lyons

Sen. Jack Murphy, R-Cumming

Sen. John Albers, R-Roswell

Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cartersville

Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville

Sen. Steve Gooch, R-Dahlonega

Sen. Rick Jeffares, R-Locust Grove

Sen. Bill Jackson, R-Appling

Rep. Sharon Cooper, R-Marietta

Rep. Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth

Rep. Harry Geisinger, R-Roswell

Rep. Charlice Byrd, R-Woodstock

Rep. Josh Clark, R-Buford

Rep. Matt Dollar, R-Marietta

Rep. Buddy Harden, R-Cordele

Rep. Brett Harrell., R-Snellville

Rep. David Knight, R-Griffin

Rep. Judy Manning, R-Marietta

Rep. Sean Jerguson, R-Holly Springs

Rep. Paul Battles, R-Cartersville

Rep. Paulette Rakestraw-Braddock, R-Dallas

Rep. Andy Welch, R-McDonough

Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville

Rep. Tom Weldon, R-Ringgold

Rep. Lee Anderson, R-Grovetown

Rep. Penny Houston, R-Nashville

Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper

Rep. Jason Shaw, R-Lakeland

Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine

Rep. Ron Stephens, R-Savannah

Rep. Roger Williams, R-Dalton

PSC member Stan Wise

PSC member Lauren “Bubba” McDonald

Georgia Right to Life

Money raised in Georgia: $876,409

ROMNEY

Attorney General Sam Olens

Labor Commissioner Mark Butler

Former House Speaker Mark Burkhalter, R-Johns Creek

Senate Majority Whip Cecil Staton, R-Macon

Sen. Bill Hamrick, R-Carrollton

Sen. Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody

Sen. Johnny Grant, R-Milledgeville

Sen. Greg Goggans, R-Douglas

Sen. Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga

House Majority Whip Edward Lindsey, R-Atlanta

Rep. Calvin Hill, R-Canton

Rep. Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs

Rep. Bruce Williamson, R-Monroe

Rep. B.J. Pak, R-Lilburn

Rep. Lynne Riley, R-Johns Creek

Rep. Val Clark, R-Lawrenceville,

Rep. Jan Tankersley, R-Brooklet

Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Atlanta

Rep. Ben Harbin, R-Evans

Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon

Rep. Jay Neal, R-LaFayette

Rep. Tom Taylor, R-Dunwoody

Rep. Alex Atwood, R-Brunswick

Rep. David Casas, R-Lilburn

Public Service Commissioner Doug Everett

Money raised in Georgia: $1,249,731

PAUL

No notable endorsements

Money raised in Georgia: $361,461

What to expect Tuesday

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To find your precinct location, go to the Secretary of State's website: sos.ga.gov/mvp/. When you arrive, you'll be asked whether you want to vote in the Republican or Democratic primary -- don't forget, President Barack Obama is up on the Democratic ballot, too.

Polling

AJC/Mason-Dixon, taken Feb. 29-March 2:  Gingrich 38 percent, Romney 24 percent, Santorum 22 percent, Paul 3 percent

Landmark/Rosetta Stone, March 1: Gingrich 42 percent, Romney 22 percent, Santorum 16 percent, Paul 5 percent

Landmark/Rosetta Stone, Feb. 23: Gingrich 38 percent, Santorum 25 percent, Romney 19 percent, Paul 5 percent

Rasmussen Reports, Feb. 22: Gingrich 33 percent, Santorum 28 percent, Romney 20 percent, Paul 9 percent

Insider Advantage, Feb. 20: Gingrich 29 percent, Santorum 23 percent, Romney 24 percent, Paul 12 percent

How it works

In the Republican primary, 76 delegates are at stake, the most of any of the 10 states voting Tuesday.

  • Each of the state's 14 congressional districts have three delegates to award. Any candidate who gets a majority of the vote in a district wins all three delegates. If no candidate gets a majority, the top finisher gets two delegates, the runner-up gets one.
  • There are also 34 delegates at stake in the statewide vote. Any candidate who gets at least 20 percent of the statewide vote can win delegates, which will be awarded on a proportional basis determined by the final vote. Any remaining delegates left unpledged will be awarded sequentially to the qualifying candidates.

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