Election 101: What's the Republican primary calendar for 2012?

Here are the ins and outs of the road to winning the Republican Party presidential nomination.

4. The rear guard

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    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain arrives onstage to address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., on Sept. 23.
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The remaining 28 states hold their presidential nominating contests in March, April, May, and June.

March 10: Kansas caucus

March 13: Alabama primary, Hawaii caucus, Mississippi primary

March 17: Missouri caucuses

March 20: Illinois primary

March 24: Louisiana primary

April 3: Maryland primary, Wisconsin primary

April 24: Connecticut primary, Delaware primary, New York primary, Pennsylvania primary, Rhode Island primary

May 8: Indiana primary, North Carolina primary, West Virginia primary

May 15: Nebraska primary, Oregon primary

May 22: Arkansas primary, Kentucky primary

June 5: California primary, Montana primary, New Jersey primary, New Mexico primary, South Dakota primary

June 12: Ohio primary

June 26: Utah primary

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