Minnesota caucuses could capture more national attention

Typically Minnesota's caucus night is drowned out by bigger states. This year is different. GOP National Committee member Pat Anderson tells MinnPost.com 'this will be the first time ever Minnesota has been a player.'
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Typically Minnesota's caucus night is drowned out by bigger states. This year is different. GOP National Committee member Pat Anderson tells MinnPost.com 'this will be the first time ever Minnesota has been a player.'

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