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Staff reports Updated: January 29, 2012 at 12:00 am

DENVER • Ron Paul will make a series of campaign stops along the Front Range Tuesday, including a Colorado Springs stop — one week before Colorado Republicans hold their Feb. 7 caucuses, the Denver Post reports.

Paul is slated to speak at Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center at 10 a.m., before then traveling south for a noon rally at the Renaissance Denver Hotel. His day will end at 2 p.m. with a quick speech in Colorado Springs at the Colorado Jet Center.

“Dr. Paul’s engagement with supporters and undecided voters just a week in advance of the caucus promises to help us achieve a competitive showing,” said Matthew Holdridge, the campaign’s state director.

The Texas Congressman is the first out of the field of Republican presidential hopefuls to campaign in the state this year. Moreover, he’s the lone candidate, as of now, to open a Colorado campaign office, which is located in northeast Denver.

El Paso County holds the key to hopes of winning Colorado for any GOP hopeful. The county has the deepest pool of delegates to the state Republican convention and for decades has held sway over GOP politics in the state.

For details on the Paul stop in Springs, click HERE.

Sunday evening, another Republican dark horse announced a Colorado visit. Rick Santorum will hold a rally in Lonetree at 10 a.m. Tuesday, his campaign said.

After a stunning victory in Iowa, Santorum has been fading. Like Paul, he needs to score big in Colorado and elsewhere to regain momentum.

For more on the Santorum campaign, click HERE.

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