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Tennessee is one of the 10 states to hold its GOP presidential primary contest on Super Tuesday.

Rick Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania, is currently favored to win Tennessee, though Mitt Romney is close on his tails, according to the latest polls. As a former governor of Massachusetts, a Romney victory in a southern state would prove his campaign can attract the support of Republican voters in a region that is a critical part of the party's base.

Tennessee, along with his home state of Georgia, factors into former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's Southern-based strategy to keep his campaign afloat. In polls, Gingrich has closed in on Santorum and Romney, making Tennessee a three-way contest.

The state, which makes its primary available to all voters, has the third most delegates up for grab Tuesday with 58, awarded proportionally by congressional district and statewide vote tally.

Find out where to watch results when polls close at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. For live updates of primary results from all of the Super Tuesday states, follow our live coverage this evening.

Where the Follow Results

The Tennessee Department of State will post results of the primary, with county-by-county results.

Follow results from Tennessee on Twitter using the #TNprimary hashtag.

Where to Watch

CNN will have complete live coverage of Super Tuesday starting at 7 p.m. EST.

Fox News begins its coverage at 7 p.m. EST.

Politico will launch its primary night coverage at 6:30 p.m. EST.