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Minnesota could be make-or-break state for Gingrich

Is Mitt Romney a lock or can Newt Gingrich bounce back? Minnesota may hold the answer. Of all the states that vote in February, one analyst thinks those of us in North Star Land may provide the best test of Romney's momentum. A recent poll showed Gingrich leading here.
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Is Mitt Romney a lock or can Newt Gingrich bounce back? Minnesota may hold the answer. Of all the states that vote in February, one analyst thinks those of us in North Star Land may provide the best test of Romney's momentum. A recent poll showed Gingrich leading here.

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