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Ron Paul Gets Excited During Speech After Second Place Finish In Minnesota Caucus (VIDEO)

AP/The Huffington Post  |  By   |  Posted: 02/08/12 12:35 AM ET  |  Updated: 02/08/12 02:11 AM ET

Ron Paul Speech Colorado

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Ron Paul is emphasizing his ability to collect GOP delegates as the presidential nominating contest continues.

Speaking from a campaign rally in Minnesota on Tuesday, Paul says he's pleased with his showing in recent caucus contests.

Paul settled into his stump speech, at one point giving off an excited "yeah!" while extolling his delegate strategy.

(Video of Paul's "yeah" above)

Paul is sitting in second place behind former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum in Minnesota. The Texas congressman says he will continue to compete and collect delegates to the Republican convention. He says that's the best way to promote his campaign's message.

Paul is not attacking his fellow Republican candidates by name. But he says he's the only candidate that will offer real cuts to the federal budget and is the true conservative in the race.

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