Ohio Results: Mitt Romney Faces Stiff Test From Rick Santorum in Ohio Super Tuesday Vote

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are fighting for votes in the swing-state of Ohio on Super Tuesday, and it’s not pretty.

With Romney coming off of four straight primary contest wins, Santorum needs Ohio’s support to stay in the race.

Santorum has been placing attacks on Romney in rallies and to reporters, in particular on Romney’s health care mandate.

“What you have with Governor Romney is someone who is simply not the genuine article”, Santorum said on Monday.  “He's not someone you can trust on the issue of big government.”

Romney has also made stabs at Santorum, saying Monday, “We need to have a president who understands the economy if we're going to fix the economy. And my understanding of the economy and jobs did not come by reading about it or debating it in a subcommittee meeting. My experience in the economy actually came by living in the economy." 

If Romney takes a majority of wins on Super Tuesday, he can relax knowing that he will probably be the GOP candidate come August, but with Santorum close in the polls, Romney can’t relax just yet.

Ohio has a coincidental past with voting for the eventual presidential nominee. 

“I hope that I get the support of people here in Ohio tomorrow, and in other states across the country,” said Romney. “ I believe if I do, I'll get the nomination.”

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