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Santorum wins Minnesota's statewide GOP presidential caucuses, leads in Colo. returns
WASHINGTON (AP) ' A resurgent Rick Santorum has won Minnesota's Republican presidential caucuses with ease and is reaching for victory in Colorado.
Santorum triumphed, as well, in a nonbinding Missouri primary that was worth bragging rights but no delegates.
Returns from 74 percent of Minnesota's precincts show Santorum with 45 percent support, Texas congressman Ron Paul with 27 percent and Mitt Romney with 17 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich trailed in Minnesota with 11 percent.
With about a third of Colorado's precincts reporting, Santorum is leading with 43 percent, followed by Romney with 28 percent.