Pa Could Play Deciding Role In Gop Nomination

03.19.12 | Jeremy Miller

2012 GOP Candidates

For the first time in more than 30 years, there's a chance that Republicans in Pennsylvania will have a hand in deciding who will become the party's Presidential nominee. That's because the Keystone State is in a select group of states where party rules allow convention delegates to cast their vote on the convention floor for whomever they want, regardless of who wins the state's Presidential Primary election. That's why Pennsylvania's April 24th primary election is being called by many a "beauty contest." Most polls show Rick Santorum with a demonstrative lead in his old stomping grounds.