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Republican presidential hopefuls focus on Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Super Tuesday is a little more than a week away and a lot is at stake for the GOP presidential hopefuls.

Ten states will either be holding primaries or Caucasus that day. In Tennessee, 58 delegates will be up for grabs.

Hoping to get a head start, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was in the Volunteer State on Saturday.

The Chattanooga Tea Party hosted today's town hall style rally.

The GOP hopeful discussed everything from his stance on abortion to the so-called "Obamacare" legislation.

Meanwhile, one of Santorum's rivals, Newt Gingrich, is prepping for his trip to Tennessee.

Gingrich will be in Chattanooga on Tuesday for a fundraising dinner at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel.

He'll also be in Nashville on Monday for a roundtable discussion on health care, a town hall style rally at the Capitol and a fundraising dinner in Franklin.

Santorum leads another rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, by a nearly 2-to-1 margin among voters taking part in a new Vanderbilt University poll.

There is no word of Romney's plans to visit Tennessee.

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