Paul invests in Minnesota in search of 1st GOP win

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Associated Press

Posted on February 7, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 7 at 10:03 PM

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — Presidential hopeful Ron Paul is appealing to Minnesota caucus voters to give him his first win in this year's GOP campaign.

At one caucus site, he said he's the perfect candidate for Minnesota, because its people "love liberty, they don't like wars and they certainly don't like the Federal Reserve." Paul has hit on anti-war themes and cast himself as the candidate most committed to cutting government spending.

One caucus-goer in Coon Rapids, truck driver Rod Garberson, said if Paul isn't the nominee, he won't vote Republican -- in his words: "even if it means eight years of Obama and we all stand in bread lines for five hours for a sack of potatoes."

Paul finished fourth in Minnesota four years ago. Mitt Romney won in 2008.

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