Paul will address Fargo caucus Tuesday evening

Ron Paul

FARGO – GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul plans to speak at the start of the Fargo-area caucuses here Tuesday evening, the North Dakota Republican Party said this morning.

Local districts will caucus between 5:30 p.m. and at 8 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Suites, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo.

Due to time constraints, Paul will not be able to visit Bismarck tomorrow as he originally aimed to do, NDGOP spokesman Matt Becker said this morning.

Instead, Paul plans to address supporters at around 5:30 p.m. in Fargo and stick around as the results come in later in the evening, Becker said.

“Should he win the caucus, there could be a victory speech,” Becker said.

Paul’s presence here on Super Tuesday – when nine other states are holding caucuses and primaries – seems to indicate the GOP underdog expects positive results from North Dakota’s caucuses.

North Dakota’s 28 delegates will be doled out proportionally, based on how much support the four top candidates receive. Nationwide, 437 delegates are on the line tomorrow.

Heading into Super Tuesday, Romney holds a comfortable lead on delegates, with 203 allocated in his favor so far. Santorum comes second with 92 delegates. Gingrich and Paul trail the pack having picked up 33 and 25 delegates, respectively.