North Dakota Caucus 2012 Outlook: Ron Paul Looks For First Primary Season Win On Super Tuesday

03/06/2012 08:53 am ET | Updated Mar 06, 2012

The North Dakota Caucus has 28 delegates up for grabs, and Ron Paul is hoping to score his first win of the primary election season in the Super Tuesday battleground.

The AP reports:

Paul is even planning a last-minute trip to North Dakota Tuesday night to speak at the Fargo Republican caucuses, which will include activists representing 10 of the state's 47 legislative districts.

The congressman's supporters insist North Dakota's caucus system isn't the only thing that makes Paul a good fit in rural, sparsely populated North Dakota. They cite his promotion of the energy industry, his criticism of rising federal debt and his opposition to abortion as reasons he is resonating in the traditionally tightfisted, socially conservative state.

As for the horse race, no public polling has been conducted in the Super Tuesday state and it remains to be seen which candidate will come out on top in the race.

According to the Bismarck Tribune, the North Dakota contest turned out 9,785 people in 2008.

The following nine states are also holding primary and caucus contests on Super Tuesday: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia.

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