UPDATE: 11:06 p.m. ET: Turn on CNN, which has the latest and best numbers. Romney ahead in Ohio. (Screw the pundits’ obituaries!)

10 States (each described below)   ||   437 Delegates
MSNBC – 6:00 p.m. || CNN – 7:00 p.m. || Fox – 8:00 p.m. (All E.T.)

Super Tuesday state map, The National Journal (click image)

DETAILS ON EACH of the 10 STATES as well as some fun images found along the way … UPDATES (there’s one that’s especially hilarious) can be found at the END of this post …

From The New York Times political blog, The Caucus, Super Tuesday, State by State“:

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OHIO: Perhaps the most important state is Ohio, where Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are in a tight race. Its working class population and manufacturing economy make it a bellwether for how the Rust Belt might vote in the general election. And it will be a sign of whether Mr. Santorum’s appeal is growing or fading.

GEORGIA: It’s got more delegates — 76 — than any other Super Tuesday state. And it’s a must-win for Newt Gingrich. … The South is an important part of the Republican Party’s winning coalition, and Mr. Gingrich is betting that Southerners will like his chances of beating President Obama.

TENNESSEE: It could be part of a string of victories for Mr. Gingrich [but] Mr. Romney could prove that his appeal can reach into traditionally conservative communities. Unemployment in the state is almost 9 percent, …

Santorum vs. OWS Protestors (Nat'l Journal photo)
ALASKA: Ron Paul actually flew to Alaska over the weekend, giving the state the kind of love it rarely gets during elections. …

MASS.: Mr. Obama is the basketball player, but this should be a slam-dunk for Mr. Romney. He served as governor in the state and remains well liked … it has not been contested by his Republican rivals. …

IDAHO: The state is holding caucuses — not a primary — on Tuesday, a fact that Mr. Paul’s campaign thinks is in its favor. Mr. Paul came in second in the state in 2008, and [hopes] to do better. … Mr. Romney campaigned in the state last week, appearing before large crowds … and could also do well. …

Newt peeks, from Nat'l Journal (click to see more)
NORTH DAKOTA: Like Idaho, North Dakota is not a state that gets much attention during the general election since it’s considered a lock for the Republicans. But Mr. Romney’s strategy of trying to win as many delegates as possible on Tuesday brought him to the state last week. In 2008, he won the state over [McCain].

OKLAHOMA: Another state that Mr. Gingrich hopes to win, Oklahoma has plenty of delegates and a sizable conservative base. … Mr. Santorum [says] he might do well there. …

VERMONT: The Northeast knows Mr. Romney the best, and Vermont is no exception. Mr. Romney’s campaign expects to do well there. …

VIRGINIA: The ultimate swing state, Virginia might have been the marquee contest [had Santorum and Gingrich] not failed to qualify for the ballot. Mr. Paul is campaigning, but polls suggest that Mr. Romney holds a commanding lead and could snag all of the state’s delegates. …

Read all: Super Tuesday, State by State,” NYT.

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NEWT GINGRICH caught napping during a rather important AIPAC appearance:

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From “‘I Understand You Have a Panel,’ Gingrich Tells a Panel-Less AIPAC,” ABC News. This gets even funnier:

Moments before he was set to video-stream live to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Gingrich was caught on camera dozing off, …

At one point, he woke up in the midst of a speech by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. […]

He woke up before he was introduced for his speech and gave a short opening statement in which he promised, if elected president, to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. … Gingrich then opened up the floor to questions.

“I understand you have a panel. I look forward to any questions.”

Then 12 seemingly eternal seconds of silence followed. Gingrich stared blankly into the camera, and the audience stared back.

Finally the AIPAC introducer had to cut the awkward void.

“Mr. Speaker, there is not a panel,” he said. “Please do continue, sir.”

Gingrich, always the improviser, moved right along. … Read more.