Caucuses 06 Feb 12

Now it’s on to Colorado, Minnesota, and Maine.

With back-to-back victories fueling him, Nevada the latest, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney is looking toward the next states that hold GOP nominating contests as main rival Newt Gingrich brushes aside any talk of abandoning his White House bid, all but ensuring the battle will stretch into the spring, if not beyond.

Texas Congressman Ron Paul says he believes his strong showing in Minnesota’s caucuses on Tuesday will send a signal that Americans are fed up with status quo politics. The Republican presidential candidate spoke at a Rochester, Minnesota high school Sunday and at a rally in Chanhassen. This afternoon, he has a town hall meeting and rally planned in St. Cloud and an evening rally in Minneapolis.