Ron Paul wins majority of delegates in Minnesota

FILE - In this April 5, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas speaks at the University of California at Berkeley, Calif. Paul says he is done spending money on his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Paul on Monday issued a statement that insisted he would continue to fight for delegates to the GOP convention in Tampa. But the favorite of libertarians and tea partyers says he would no longer spend AP Photo/Ben Margot, File

Ron Paul
AP Photo/Ben Margot, File
(CBS News) Rep. Ron Paul won a majority of delegates in Minnesota's state convention on Saturday where his supporters captured 12 of the 13 delegate slots.

The strong state convention turnout means that the Republican presidential candidate will receive 32 of the 40 Minnesota delegates for the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August, according to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.

Paul placed second in Minnesota's February 7 caucuses, with 27 percent support behind Rick Santorum, who won 45 percent.

The Texas congressman announced last week that he would stop actively campaigning in states yet to vote, and rather work to organize to win delegates for the convention - a strategy that proved successful in Minnesota this weekend as well as in Nevada and Maine, where he also won a majority of delegates earlier this month.

Ron Paul plays long game.

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