2014 In Review // Local: News, Sports Nat'l: News, Sports, Entertainment, Talkers | Top 20 Most Read Stories 

Local

Talking Points: Minnesota Matters This Primary

View Comments
(credit: CBS) Esme Murphy
Esme Murphy, a reporter and Sunday morning anchor for WCCO-TV, h...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. HSSR: Andover Goalie Plays With The Boys
  2. HSSR Highlights: Dec. 26, 2014
  3. Comedian Lizz Winstead Is Home For The Holidays
  4. HSSR: Apple Valley's Tyus Jones Excels At Duke
  5. Toddler With Down Syndrome Models For Target

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota suddenly matters in the Republican Presidential race.

With the news of Newt Gingrich’s huge win in South Carolina the Republican Presidential race has been upended. With no clear frontrunner, every state is suddenly in play.

Minnesota’s caucuses are Feb. 7. New Gingrich and Ron Paul are already running ads locally. Mitt Romney’s supporters had hoped it would have been all but over now. Their game plan was wins in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina that would make him the prohibitive front runner.

But in a very bad week for Romney, he had his Iowa win taken away and given to Rick Santorum and his double-digit lead in South Carolina vanished.

Suddenly, every state contest — including Minnesota’s Feb. 7 caucuses — matters. Hamline Professor David Schultz appeared on WCCO Sunday Morning.

“There is no question for the Republicans that Minnesota is going to be very, very important,” Schultz said. “I suspect we might even see some visits by some of the Republicans because it so close, it is tight, they are all jockeying for position so Minnesota means something at least in the primary for the Republicans.”

Romney could well have the edge in Minnesota. After dropping out of the Presidential race, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty endorsed Romney and has been campaigning hard for him throughout the country.

You can watch WCCO Sunday Morning every Sunday. And adjust your clocks, next Sunday, WCCO Sunday Morning with Esme Murphy will be on at 10:30 a.m.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,567 other followers