A political tip sheet for the rest of us

By Darlene Superville

Associated Press

Published: Friday, March 30 2012 5:10 p.m. MDT

— 8 percent, New Gingrich

— 7 percent, undecided.

BARACK'S BUCKS:

Obama spoke at four campaign events, two in Burlington, Vt., and two in Portland, Maine. They were his final fundraisers before Saturday's monthly and quarterly campaign fundraising deadline. He raised $45 million in February.

— $7,500: Starting ticket price for fundraising luncheon with about 100 supporters at the Sheraton Burlington.

— $44: Student ticket price for University of Vermont event with about 4,500 supporters.

— $100: General admission for university event.

— $44: Student ticket price for Southern Maine Community College event with about 1,800 supporters.

— $5,000: Starting ticket price for fundraising dinner at Portland Museum of Art with about 130 supporters.

WHERE THEY'LL BE SATURDAY:

— Gingrich: Wisconsin

— Romney: Wisconsin

— Santorum: Wisconsin

IN THEIR WORDS:

— "I loved cars and I was very tempted to stay in Michigan and go into the car business as he had, but I knew I would always wonder if any success I had was due to my father." — Romney.

— "We need someone who can talk and relate to folks battling in this economy ... not someone talking about being a CEO of a company and making jokes about firing people." — Santorum.

— "Everybody needs to understand that whichever one of the three of us ends up being nominated, the others would support." — Gingrich.

— "My determination is undiminished. My confidence in the core decency of the American people is undiminished. I believe we're on the right track." — Obama.

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