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Ben Farner hands out presidential straw poll voting forms during Tuesday's Republican caucuses at M State.

Santorum takes county - and state in local GOP caucuses

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The Republicans in Becker County want Rick Santorum as their next president -- and by an overwhelmingly large margin.

With Republican caucuses being held in Detroit Lakes, Wolf Lake and Frazee, those turning out for the straw vote favored Santorum with 159 votes, Mitt Romney with 44, Newt Gingrich with 39 and Ron Paul coming in last with 29 votes.

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Santorum also won the Minnesota straw poll. He took Missouri and Colorado in Tuesday's poll as well.

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