Mitt Romney narrowly beat Ron Paul in Maine's caucuses on Saturday, pulling in 39% in the polls. Paul came in second with 36%.
This win comes at a crucial time for Romney, who recently has suffered a string of losses that have taken momentum away from the campaign.
Republicans will not vote again until the significant primaries in Arizona and Michigan on Feb. 28, followed by Super Tuesday on March 6, when 10 states will hold elections.
The Star Tribune reports that Romney could not afford to lose again. For Paul, the future looks dismal. This loss serves as a sign that it is unlikely that he will be a threat to the leaders in the Republican race.