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Don’t get poll fa­tigue just yet: The Re­pub­li­can pres­i­den­tial pri­mary sea­son stretches ahead with eight more pri­maries un­til the big fi­nale in Utah on June 26. In the more im­me­di­ate fu­ture, the Dis­trict of Columbia, Mary­land and Wis­con­sin are next at bat, on Tues­day.

The hope­fuls con­tinue their quest in the next 48 hours. Mitt Rom­ney, Rick San­to­rum and Newt Gin­grich are in Wis­con­sin at mul­ti­ple stops, some with dis­tinct lo­cal charm.

Mr. San­to­rum, for in­stance, will drop in at Dale’s Lanes for a fish fry and bowl­ing in We­ston, along with Loopy’s Grill and Sa­loon in Chippewa Falls, where the spe­cial­ties in­clude the half-pound Ka­boom Burger topped with roast beef, ham, fried onions, ba­con, let­tuce, tomato and cheese. And while there has been much noise from the “Why don’t you drop out?” crowd, Mr. Gin­grich will at­tend a Green Bay Brats and Beer rally in Oshkosh, among other things.

Things trans­form into stan­dard pres­i­den­tial cam­paign ter­ri­tory Satur­day when all three men ap­pear at the Faith & Free­dom Coali­tion’s pres­i­den­tial kick­off forum. Or­ga­niz­ers ex­pect an au­di­ence of about 1,000 grass-roots ac­tivists and pas­tors, plus in­vited speak­ers who also in­clude Gov. Scott Walker; Sen. Ron John­son; Lt. Gov. Re­becca Kleefisch; Reps. Paul Ryan, Sean P. Duffy, F. James Sensen­bren­ner Jr., Thomas E. Petri and Reid J. Rib­ble.

And where’s Rep. Ron Paul? Con­fer­ring with strate­gists and fam­ily, per­haps, but def­i­nitely still in the race. His most re­cent event was in Wis­con­sin on Thurs­day; his next event will be a fundrais­ing lun­cheon in San Fran­cisco next Thurs­day.

Wis­con­sin Gov. Scott Walker will speak Satur­day at a Faith & Free­dom Coali­tion forum at­tended by pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates.

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