Ron Paul places second in Minnesota caucus
February 8, 2012
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Ron Paul had his best night of the year in Minnesota on Tuesday, beating Mitt Romney for a strong second-place showing and proving he can expand his base of support from four years ago.
Coming off an underwhelming third-place finish in Saturday’s Nevada caucuses, the results validated the Texas congressman’s strategy of focusing on caucus states at a critical moment.
“We had a very, very strong second place — and it’s going to continue,” he told more than 200 supporters. “We do have to remember: the straw vote is one thing, but then there’s a whole other thing — delegates — and that is where we excel.”
“So when the dust settles, I think there’s a very good chance that we’re going to have the maximum number of delegates coming out of Minnesota.”
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