"If you're running for president to be the conservative voice, you don't seek union, liberal votes when your campaign is desperate," said Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, a Romney supporter.
Countered Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley: "We figured if we can get them in the primary, we can keep them in the general."
Saturday's GOP caucuses in Washington state are open to voters from either party, as are six of the 10 states that have contests on Super Tuesday: Alaska, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. Only Romney and Ron Paul are on the Virginia ballot.
AP Deputy Director of Polling Jennifer Agiesta contributed to this report.
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