Election
4:16 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Oklahoma superdelegate still hopes for surge by Paul

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich will split 40 GOP delegates based on Oklahoma vote totals this week, Texas Congressman Ron Paul is still in the running for one of the state's three superdelegates.

Oklahoma's National Committeeman James Dunn tells The Associated Press he's still holding out hope Paul's campaign for the GOP nomination will catch fire in the coming weeks. Until then, Dunn says he's unsure who he will support at the national convention.

Dunn is one of three GOP superdelegates who aren't bound by the primary finish in Oklahoma. The others are National Committeewoman Carolyn McLarty and Oklahoma's GOP Chairman Matt Pinnell, who remain undecided.

By virtue of his first-place finish Tuesday, Santorum gets 14 Oklahoma delegates, while Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich each get 13.

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