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In the first contest of the 2012 election cycle, Texas Congressman Ron Paul is narrowly trailing leader Mitt Romney.

There can only be one winner in Tuesday’s Iowa GOP presidential nominee caucus, and Paul is aiming to get those votes.

“Ron and Rand Paul are out barnstorming Iowa right now. They’re flying around the state stopping in key towns and just doing whistle stop rallies and getting everyone ready for caucus day,” Ron Paul Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton said.

Benton said Paul is staying on message with talks of balanced budgets, cutting spending, a pro-American foreign policy and respect for civil liberties.

“We see this as a two-man race between Ron and Mitt,” he said. “We see this very much as the establishment in Mitt Romney, versus real change in the grassroots in Ron Paul.”

Benton said Paul’s grassroots in Iowa is strong and they expect to have Iowans at election sites Tuesday.

“We have an unprecedented number of precinct captains and precinct leadership,” he said.

To kick off the day Tuesday, Paul is slated to be at a “Rock the Caucus” event at 10 a.m. with Iowa high school students.