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Slate: Paul is surprise winner at precinct caucuses

Even though Rick Santorum was the winner of Minnesota's Republican Caucus in February, it was Ron Paul who came out ahead at this weekend's congressional district conventions. An RNC committeewoman tweeted that Paul took 20 out of 24 of Minnesota's Congressional District Delegates.
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Even though Rick Santorum was the winner of Minnesota's Republican Caucus in February, it was Ron Paul who came out ahead at this weekend's congressional district conventions. An RNC committeewoman tweeted that Paul took 20 out of 24 of Minnesota's Congressional District Delegates.

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