We'll kick off the night with a look at Super PAC spending in MS and AL:
5:04 PM PT: Per CNN, Alabama exit polls are:
Keep in mind, Romney won the exit polls in Ohio by 6, ended up winning the state by less than 1 percent.5:06 PM PT (Kaili Joy Gray):
5:10 PM PT: Gingrich has planned a whirlwind of events in upcoming states the rest of the week -- a way to prove that he won't exit the race no matter what the results say. However, if he places third in both in AL and MS, it's going to be increasingly impossible for him to justify staying in.
5:15 PM PT: Updated exit poll numbers from Mississippi:
If Romney pulls off the narrow victory in Mississippi, it'll undoubtedly be good news for his campaign -- a southern victory in a very evangelical state. However, the reality will be that not-Mitt Romney will still have won 2/3rds of the vote -- continued weakness from the supposed front-runner.5:17 PM PT (Barbara Morrill):
5:18 PM PT (David Nir): The very, very first votes are coming in in Alabama. Newt leads, with 15—that is, 15 total votes, not percent.5:19 PM PT: