GAME CHANGER?

Santorum Hopes for Minnesota Win

NBC News is calling Minnesota's Republican caucus for Rick Santorum. The candidate has left Ron Paul and Mitt Romney in his dust as he scoops up the lion's share in the precincts reporting. It was a crucial night for Santorum, as he vied with the other candidates to be the strongest “anti-Mitt" in a state Romney won with 41.4 percent of the vote in 2008. Santorum was still pressing the flesh in Minnesota on Tuesday, telling Republicans, “I feel great that Minnesota is going to change the direction of this race tonight.” With 25.3 percent of precincts reporting, Santorum led with 44.1 percent of the vote, besting Paul at 26.8 percent and Romney in third at 17.3 percent.