Romney to Campaign in Knoxville Sunday

From the News Sentinel:
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney will visit Knoxville on Sunday afternoon, a sign his campaign feels Tennessee is winnable on Super Tuesday two days later, supporters said today.
“I think it makes a difference,” said Susan Richardson Williams, a long-time GOP activist.
She said it’s nice to have surrogates like former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty come — he’ll be part of a rally this afternoon in Farragut — but the candidate himself visiting makes a difference.
“It excites your volunteers. It gets a lot of media coverage, especially coming two days before Super Tuesday,” Williams said.
Romney squeaked through a Michigan primary on Tuesday, beating out Rick Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, who visited Knoxville on Wednesday. Romney had a more decisive win over Santorum in Arizona on Tuesday.
A poll released Wednesday by Middle Tennessee State University showed Santorum leading among Tennessee Republicans with 40 percent; Romney getting support of 19 percent; former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, 13 percent, and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, 11 percent.
The poll was taken before the Michigan and Arizona wins for Romney. A similar poll conducted by Vanderbilt University and released Sunday showed similar support.
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