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Mitch Clark holds his daughter, Kathryn, while participating Tuesday in the Republican caucus in Willmar. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)

GOP caucus draws good crowd in Willmar, Minn.


WILLMAR -- The GOP caucus Tuesday night in Willmar drew a large crowd of party faithful who expressed overwhelming support for Rick Santorum as their choice for Republican presidential candidate.

The non-binding straw poll in Willmar, which included about 20 precincts, showed 161 supporters for Santorum, 29 for Mitt Romney, 65 for Ron Paul and 28 for Newt Gingrich, according to preliminary figures.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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