Wisconsin's Role In 2012 GOP Primary
De Pere-- The buzz surrounding this year presidential election is pushing voters from both parties to the polls here in Wisconsin the state's open primary allows Republicans, Democrats and Independents to vote and decide which candidate will take the state. Four GOP candidates spent time lobbying for votes in Wisconsin, making it a key state at this point in the race. "We tend to be fairly moderate and that's why we are a purple state so when we see these kinds of changes that's makes us a bellwether but ultimately it's about the timing of the primary," said political analyst Wendy Scattergood.
Voters say the state's role in the race makes it even more interesting."It's very exciting to know now that you have a say in the future if the country it's exciting," said voter Jamie Ebert.
Whomever is coming out to vote, the ballots will play a role in the run for the white house in 2012. Political experts predict Newt Gingrich will likely be the candidate to drop out of the race. Santorum says he will not drop out no matter what the results are.