Protesters glitter-bomb Paul, holler at Gingrich

The campaign trail has been getting a little bumpy lately for Republicans in Minnesota, with protesters striking again at rallies for both Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich. Click the headline to check out videos.
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The campaign trail has been getting a little bumpy lately for Republicans in Minnesota.

Gay-rights supporters glitter-bombed Ron Paul as he left the stage after a campaign rally at the Minneapolis Convention Center (WCCO):

And Hecklers interrupted Newt Gingrich in Bloomington. Things got a little heated when an audience member shoved one of the protesters (the Atlantic):

Minnesota Public Radio says the protesters at the Gingrich rally were high-schoolers from Edina and calls it a sign of the city's changing politics.

The latest protests come less than week after the "glitterati" struck Mitt Romney, twice, during a rally in Eagan.

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