NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saturday's Republican presidential primary in Louisiana won't be a game changer but the state party chief doesn't see how it can fail to make some news, no matter who comes out on top.
Mitt Romney, Rich Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul all campaigned in the state on Friday and Louisiana GOP chairman Roger Villere said that more was at stake than the handful of delegates the candidates could collect.
Villere said the winner — whether it is perceived front-runner Romney or one of the other three candidates still standing — can claim to have momentum as the campaign continues.
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. While the primary is the marquee issue on the ballot, there are local elections scattered about Louisiana.