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Minn. Republicans focus on phone banks ahead of election

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GOP supporters, volunteers and workers say they will be working around the clock until the polls close on Tuesday, and their main focus in the final hours is keeping their phone banks staffed to get out the vote.

Also on Monday, a few influential Republicans visited the state -- including Reince Priebus, the Republican Party chairman, who spoke in Burnsville.

"We wouldn't be in Minnesota today unless great things were happening for Mitt Romney," Priebus said.

Recently, Republicans have been insisting that Minnesota -- which has not given its 10 Electoral College votes to a Republican since 1972 -- is still in play. Republican strategists point to a few polls that have shown President Barack Obama's lead eroding as proof.

The Romney campaign has seized the chance to take on the president in a traditionally Democratic stronghold by sending several big names to the state in the past week.

In fact, Mitt Romney's son, Josh,  also made a stop in Minnesota on Monday to make the family's final pitch on Monday.

"I love being on the campaign trail for my dad. He is my hero," Josh Romney told supporters at a GOP office in Plymouth. "There's not a poll in the world that can capture the energy and excitement, and what we feel in our hearts," Josh Romney said. "We are confident about our chances. We are going to win this thing with your help."

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