Below please find a selection of the latest news from the Philadelphia Jewish Voice. We have complete coverage of the primaries in the Deep South, Hawaii and four US territories. Also, Ronit Treatman starts a series of articles to inspire your Passover menus.

See our Community Calendar for events around our area, and see below for the latest primary map.
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    Primary News
    Today, Republicans voted in Alabama, Mississippi, Hawaii and American Samoa.
    • Santorum is projected to win Alabama. Santorum is at 35%, Gingrich 30%, Romney 28%, Paul 5%.
    • Santorum is projected to win Mississippi as well. Santorum is at 33%, Gingrich 32%, Romney 30%.
    • Voting continues in Hawaii and American Samoa. The oddmakers favor Romney to win there.
    Speculation is increasing that Newt Gingrich may drop out of the race. He will probably suspend his campaign and keep his pledged delegates in order to give himself an important role at the Republican National Convention.
    This Saturday, Republicans will vote again in Missouri's caucus. The Republicans already had a primary there on February 7 and Santorum won every county across the state. No delegates were awarded in the primary, but Santorum hopes to repeat his success in the Missouri caucus. Then on Sunday, Puerto Rico will be the final US Territory to vote, and followed by the Illinois primary next Tuesday.

    Other Key Dates
    • PBS/NPR Debate, Monday, March 19 at 9pm ET, Portland, OR
    • Republican National Convention, August 27-30, Tampa, FL
    • Democratic National Convention, September 3-6, Charlotte, NC
    • Presidential Debate, Wednesday, October 3, Univ. of Denver, Denver, CO
    • Vice-Presidential Debate, Thursday, October 11 at Centre College, Danville, KY
    • Presidential Debate, Tuesday, October 16, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
    • Presidential Debate, Monday, October 22 at Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL
    • General Election, Tuesday, November 3

    Color Key
    Mitt Romney: Orange
    Rick Santorum: Green
    Newt Gingrich: Purple
    Ron Paul: Gold
    Rick Perry: Blue
    Not yet voted: Grey

    States Won
    Mitt Romney: NH FL NV ME AZ MI
    Rick Santorum: IA CO MN
    MO-primary TN OK ND KS AL MS
    Newt Gingrich: SC GA
    Ron Paul: VI
    Unknown: AS HI

    Next Contests
    Mar 17: MO-caucus
    Mar 18: PR
    Mar 20: IL
    Mar 24: LA
    Apr  3: MD DC WI
    Apr 24: CT DE NY PA RI
    May  8: IN NC WV
    May 15: NE OR
    May 22: AR KY
    May 29: TX
    Jun  5: CA MT NJ NM SD
    Jun 26: UT