Three states hold early nominating contests Tuesday — and while none of those contests is as high profile as the early states that have come before (or the Super Tuesday states up ahead next month), the four GOP contenders are nonetheless hustling to make the rounds and make a competitive showing.
Meanwhile, former senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) starts his day in Minnesota and ends it in Colorado, while for former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), it’s vice versa.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is holding two rallies Monday, both in Minnesota — another state that Romney won in 2008, with 41 percent to Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) 22 percent.
Here’s a closer look at Monday on the trail (Courtesy of candidate schedules and the PBS NewsHour Political Calendar; all times Eastern):
10 a.m.: Rick Santorum lays a wreath at the Soldiers’ Field Memorial in Rochester, Minn.
11 a.m.: Rick Santorum gives a health care speech in Rochester, Minn.
1:30 p.m.: Newt Gingrich holds a rally in Denver, Colo.
2:20 p.m.: Mitt Romney holds a rally with supporters in Grand Junction, Colo.
4 p.m.: Newt Gingrich delivers remarks at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.
5 p.m.: Rick Santorum delivers remarks at the Colorado Election Energy Summit in Golden, Colo.
5 p.m.: Ron Paul holds a town hall and rally in St. Cloud, Minn.
8 p.m.: Ron Paul holds a rally at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
8:25 p.m.: Mitt Romney holds a grassroots rally with supporters in Centennial Colo.
9 p.m.: Newt Gingrich holds a rally at the Ramada Inn Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.
9:30 p.m.: Rick Santorum holds a rally at The Cable Center in Denver, Colo.