Political analysts say Louisiana could re-shape GOP field

POSTED: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 3:15pm

UPDATED: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 8:30pm

As the four GOP candidates cross the state this week several political analysts say tomorrow's primary could help re-shape the GOP presidential field.

Kiry Goidel is a political science professor at LSU.

He says with no clear front runner in the Republican party, LA can play a big role in helping or hurting a candidate.

Twenty delegates are up for grabs in tomorrow's election.

“What’s important now is sending a message about your electability,” Goidel said. “And that's the value of winning any of these primaries right now. For Romney it’s important in terms of trying to play well in a southern state. For Santorum, this is an area he should run strongly in and so he needs to win the election. For Gingrich, he’s on his last legs and he needs something to help regain some momentum.”

Some polls have Santorum taking Louisiana by double digits.

Goidel goes on to say because so much is on the line it's critical to get out and vote tomorrow.

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