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Trying to stop Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum faces Super Tuesday challenge in Ohio
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) ' Rick Santorum is facing a crucial test in Ohio, where he's drawing upon his working-class background and underdog image to help stop Mitt Romney from scoring a pivotal victory in Super Tuesday's premier contest.
An unapologetic social conservative, Santorum has cast the race in Biblical terms: He's David vs. Romney's Goliath.
The former senator from neighboring Pennsylvania has a shell of a campaign in Ohio, with no state headquarters and a barebones staff. In Romney he faces a challenger who enjoys a massive cash advantage and a political machine that's produced high-stakes victories in other states when his front-runner status was in doubt.
Santorum expects to be competitive in several states Tuesday ' Tennessee, Oklahoma and Georgia among them. Ohio remains the state that could reshape the GOP race.