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Pa. GOP Chair Predicts Race Could Head to Convention

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Republican presidential candidates, from left, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, businessman Herman Cain, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., pose for a photo before a Republican presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)(AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

The rollercoaster ride of a Republican presidential primary has left one prominent state GOP chairman suggesting the campaign might last until the party's national convention in late August. 
"This could go to convention," said Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Rob Gleason, who mentioned the possibility unsolicited during an interview with National Journal. He said such a scenario would make his state, irrelevant to the Republican race because of its April primary, suddenly important because of its large number of delegates. 

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