Posted at 12:42 PM on February 1, 2012
by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Politics
With Minnesota caucuses less than a week away, state Republicans are getting energized as candidates come to campaign, Minnesota's Republican Party chairman said this morning.
While Romney's the front-runner nationally, Minnesota's non-binding caucuses can help Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum make a case that the race remains wide open, Pat Shortridge told MPR News.
Gingrich and Santorum "have deep conservative roots" and that gives a candidate a chance in the state caucuses, he added.
A poll last week put Gingrich ahead of Romney in Minnesota, although the pollster acknowledged the Minnesota race was "incredibly fluid."
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