(CNN) — Forty delegates are up for grabs when Washington state holds its Republican presidential caucuses on Saturday, but much more than that — a quick shot of momentum going into Super Tuesday is also at stake.

Washington’s caucuses come just three days before Super Tuesday, when 10 states hold primaries and caucuses on March 6. And because of that, all four major GOP presidential candidates have campaigned in the state, hoping that a strong finish there can carry over to Tuesday.

“You have an opportunity to shift the election again,” former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania said Thursday while campaigning in Spokane.

“Everybody is focused in on Super Tuesday. You are the voice that is going to speak very loudly before Super Tuesday and put this race on a whole other plane,” Santorum added at an event hours later in Pasco.

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