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Santorum wins Minnesota caucus

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ST. PAUL -- Rick Santorum gained momentum in the Republican presidential race Tuesday with a convincing Minnesota precinct caucus victory.

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Santorum had 45 percent of the vote, with Ron Paul second as nearly two-thirds of Minnesota's precincts reported.

Santorum's win in Minnesota's non-binding straw poll came on the same day that he won a Missouri primary election. A month ago, he won Iowa.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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