Ron Paul Super Tuesday 2012 Outlook: Candidate Looks To Score In Caucus States

03/06/2012 10:05 am ET

Ron Paul is hoping that Super Tuesday will bring him his first win of the primary election season.

While rival contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum focus their attention on the Ohio primary, and Newt Gingrich is expected to cruise to victory in his home state of Georgia, Paul is zeroing-in on some lower profile caucus states.

Paul hopes to make a splash in North Dakota. The AP reports:

North Dakota Republicans prepared to visit one of 59 caucus sites Tuesday night to hear presentations about Romney, Paul, Santorum and Newt Gingrich, and to vote for one of them. All but Gingrich have campaigned in North Dakota.

Paul scheduled a trip to North Dakota Tuesday to speak at Fargo's caucuses in person. Republican activists in 10 of North Dakota's 47 legislative districts are meeting Tuesday night in a Fargo hotel ballroom.

Paul's staffers have long acknowledged he isn't likely to topple front-runners Romney and Santorum in direct voting setups such as primaries. But caucuses, which generally are meetings open to all registered party voters, tend to draw more dedicated voters, partly because the process is more drawn out. Decided voters attempt to court the undecided to back their candidate. And Paul supporters are famously dedicated.

Paul is also working to pick up delegates in the Last Frontier. Per the AP:

Paul, who finished third in 2008, is the only one who has traveled to Alaska this cycle, drawing crowds Sunday in Alaska's two largest cities, Fairbanks and Anchorage.

While Paul has yet to place first in a primary contest this election season, there are no signs the Texas libertarian has any plans of dropping out of the race.

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