The Big Story Blog

MN Caucuses: 9 p.m. returns update

Posted at 9:00 PM on February 7, 2012 by Catharine Richert
Filed under: Politics

The Associated Press has called the Missouri primaries for Rick Santorum.

The former Pennsylvania Senator still holds an early lead in the Minnesota caucuses, too.

The latest results on the Secretary of State's website shows that 20 percent of the state's precincts have reported so far.

Santorum has 5,144 of Minnesota's votes so far - roughly 43 percent.

Ron Paul is in second with 3,243 votes, Mitt Romney has 2,110, and New Gingrich has 1,403.

Reminder: these results will be old news within a few minutes of posting this, so be sure to check the Secretary of State's website frequently for updates.


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Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.