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This special section gathers all of the stories of the KUNC Newsroom & the NPR Elections Unit cover the Colorado Caucuses. The caucuses were held on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012.

Santorum Continues Two Day Colorado Swing

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Rick Santorum planned four public events in Colorado Wednesday.

Rick Santorum is in Colorado for the second straight day ahead of the Tuesday caucus.  Speaking at a breakfast event sponsored by the Arapahoe County Republican party, the former Pennsylvania Senator said he hasn’t written off Colorado, even as the pundits and some candidates are focused on Super Tuesday.

"I don’t consider Colorado a lull in the primaries, it’s an important state," Santorum said. "It’s a state we’re competing in, it’s a state we’re excited about, it’s a state we believe we can do well in."

Santorum also held a press conference at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, where he announced several key endorsements; including former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton, Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway and former Congressman Tom Tancredo, himself a presidential candidate in 2008,

Tancredo praised Santorum for his hard-line stance on illegal immigration while also encouraging him to stay in the race until the convention.

"This thing is far from over," Tancredo told the audience. "That’s important for you to understand that this race has just begun."

Santorum also planned stops in Woodland Park where he was set to give a health care policy speech.  He planned to finish the day with a rally in Colorado Springs.

 Presumed GOP front-runner Mitt Romney also planned to visit Colorado early next week.  Romney's campaign announced Wednesday that he had won the endorsement of the head of the school board in Douglas County.   

Kirk Siegler reports for NPR, based out of NPR West in California.
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