Minnesota Caucus 2012: Live Updates From The North Star State

02/07/2012 09:49 am ET

Going into the 2012 Minnesota caucus on Tuesday, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum is looking to score his first win of the primary election season.

HuffPost's Mark Blumenthal reports:

On Monday night, PPP released final data on new automated, recorded-voice surveys showing former Sen. Santorum (R-Pa.) leading in Minnesota and Missouri and running second to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Colorado.

PPP conducted surveys from Feb. 4 to Feb. 6 in the two caucus states, Colorado and Minnesota. In Colorado, a state where Romney carried 60 percent of the caucus vote four years ago, they give Romney a 10 percentage-point lead -- 37 percent to Santorum's 27 percent -- followed by Newt Gingrich at 21 percent and Ron Paul with 13 percent.

On Tuesday, candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination will also compete in the Colorado caucus and a non-binding primary in Missouri.

Check out the live blog below for the latest developments out of the North Star State.

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