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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The stakes are high for Bernie Sanders on Minnesota’s caucus day.
The Vermont senator is eyeing Minnesota as one of his potential opportunities to cut into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s big lead for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders needs to perform well in caucus states to pull off a win, and he has made several recent visits to Minnesota.
It’s one of 12 states hosting presidential preference polling on a day dubbed Super Tuesday. It’s a critical point that could see some candidates nailing down their path to the nomination — or heading back to their day jobs.
The Republican contest is wide open as the candidates have mostly focused on bigger states. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is due to rally in the Minneapolis area on Tuesday.
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