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Ron Paul gets a boost at Jackson County GOP caucus

 Supporters of Republican presidential candidates Ron Paul and Mitt Romney combined forces to pitch a shutout at Rick Santorum in Saturday’s Jackson County GOP caucus.

After four hours of sometimes grinding debate, roughly 1,000 caucus goers awarded Paul a majority of the county’s delegates to Republican congressional district conventions in April and the state convention in June. Romney got the rest.

The caucus-approved slate contained no delegates for Santorum or former House speaker Newt Gingrich.

And backers of the former senator from Pennsylvania — who won Missouri’s non-binding primary in February — didn’t like it.

“We were totally railroaded,” said Mary Jane VanBuskirk, a Santorum caucus voter. “And it’s not fair.”

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