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It’s game time for Colorado Republicans

A lone voter cast her ballot in a west Miami fire station during the Republican primary election in Florida, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Mitt Romney entered the day as the heavy favorite over Newt Gingrich in Florida's winner-take-all primary. Rick Santorum and Ron Paul have ceded the vote to the two front-runners and planned to spend the day campaigning in Colorado and Nevada. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

A lone voter cast her ballot in a west Miami fire station during the Republican primary election in Florida, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Mitt Romney entered the day as the heavy favorite over Newt Gingrich in Florida's winner-take-all primary. Rick Santorum and Ron Paul have ceded the vote to the two front-runners and planned to spend the day campaigning in Colorado and Nevada. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

DENVER (AP) – Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are in Colorado making last-minute pleas for votes ahead of the precinct caucuses.

Santorum and Romney both had morning campaign events planned. Romney planned to stay in Colorado to watch precinct caucus results Tuesday night in Denver.

Colorado Republicans won’t actually choose most of their convention delegates until the state GOP assembly in April. But the precinct caucuses are important indicators of a candidate’s support.

Romney won the 2008 Colorado GOP caucuses with more than 60 percent of the vote.

Tuesday evening caucuses are open to the public, though only registered Republicans are allowed to participate in choosing candidates. Local races and the party platform will also be up for discussion. Caucuses begin at 7 p.m.

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