Originally posted on CBS Baltimore:
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s Republican presidential primary this year is drawing more interest than usual in a state where registered Democratic voters outnumber Republicans 2-1 and the nominee is usually decided by the time the state’s GOP voters have their say.
This year, the candidates are paying more personal attention to Maryland.
Fresh off a big win against Rick Santorum in the Illinois primary on Tuesday, frontrunner Mitt Romney campaigned at a town hall the next day at an American Legion in Arbutus. Newt Gingrich is planning a visit on Tuesday, a co-chair of his Maryland campaign said. Santorum is planning a stop in Maryland on the same day as Gingrich, his national press secretary wrote in an email. Texas Rep. Ron Paul has scheduled a town hall at the University of Maryland, College Park, on Wednesday night.