Monday, March 26, 2012
Take a look at a longer video segment from presidential candidate Rick Santorum's speech he made in Racine County Sunday. Was the reporter being fair in his line of questions? And how do you feel about Santorum's angry response?
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is trying to distinguish himself as a true conservative in the campaign — in part by comparing opponent Mitt Romney's position on health care to President Barack Obama's health care reform law. But Santorum feels his words keep getting pulled out of context and distorted by the media, and that led to a confrontation between Santorum and New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny at an event in Caledonia Sunday night. On Monday morning, a segment on the CBS News focused on Santorum's speech. "Pick any other Republican in the country; he is the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama," Santorum said. But when Zeleny questioned Santorum about the statements he made, the discussion …
Political experts say Wisconsin's 42 delegates in the winner-take-all primary could be the final blow for Rick Santorum, or it could be the needed momentum builder to carry him deeper into the election.
Over the past year, Wisconsin voters have gone to the polls to declare a winner in significant, and historic, state elections. As the Republican presidential primary approaches, state voters will once again play a decisive role — this time on a national stage. After three months since the Iowa caucuses, the GOP primary has essentially narrowed to a two-candidate race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. On April 3, 42 important delegates from Wisconsin will be up for grabs in a winner-take-all election that could significantly alter the complexion of the Republican primaries moving forward. Santorum received a bit of a momentum boost on Saturday, with a resounding win in the Louisania primaries, where he took 49 percent of the vote to …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The Republican presidential hopeful says people shouldn't believe everything they read or hear because he while he is trailing, the math putting Romney so far ahead is faulty and Santorum is not even close to throwing in the towel.
Calling numbers reported in the media "faulty math," Republican Rick Santorum said his race to be the GOP Presidential nominee is far from over. "We estimate that (Mitt) Romney has 42 percent of the delegates, and I have about 30 so that's not that far behind," Santorum told reporters before his Rally for Rick began Sunday at South Hills Country Club. "There's a lot left to this race." Specifically, Santorum is looking forward to the May primaries, which he says are in states that are in his court; places like Texas, Arkansas and Kentucky. "This race is far from over," he stated.
The GOP presidential hopeful visited Racine County Sunday to drum up support for his candidacy. He told the crowd of about 100 that if Republicans want to take back the White House, they need a true conservative, and he is it.
Telling the crowd that he is a conversative and not just running as one, Rick Santorum told the crowd at South Hills Country Club in Caledonia Sunday that nominating a moderate will not take back the White House. About 100 people gathered to listen to the candidate talk about his platform as part of the "Rally for Rick" events taking place across the state. "You know what happens when we nominate a moderate?" he asked. "We lose. It is not since the days of Ronald Reagan that we have had the courage to stick to our ideals." Santorum pointed out his plan to get the country back on track embraces the fiscal and social policies of a true conservative: smaller government; lower taxes to help grow the economy; and a push to restore the American …
A story running on the Huffington Post points out that Wisconsin residents are paying far more attention to the upcoming recalls than to the Republican presidential primary.
Given the events here over the past 15 months, is it really any wonder that Wisconsin residents are focused more on recall than on the Republican presidential primary? A story on The Huffington Post says if we are paying more attention to recall than presidential politics, then we've got it about right. Even the co-chair for Mitt Romney's campaign agrees that we have our priorities in order. "People are not focused on the presidential," Ted Kanavas in quoted as saying. "They are totally focused on the recall because truthfully they should be." Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester) reportedly told Reince Priebus, Republican National chair, that Wisconsin is just not thinking about the presidential primary. That isn't stopping the candidates from …
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum attacked Mitt Romney on healthcare and contrasted his conservative record against his opponent's. U.S. Congressmen Paul Ryan and Ron Johnson joined pundits in preparing conservatives for upcoming elections.
Big-name lawmakers and one presidential candidate spoke at the "Defending the American Dream" summit in Milwaukee, an educational and training conference aimed at gearing up conservatives for the upcoming elections. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, along with Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and Congressman Paul Ryan, joined hundreds of GOP activists at a daylong event hosted by the Americans for Prosperity Foundation–Wisconsin.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Congressman Paul Ryan says this year's outcomes in Wisconsin will affect a whole generation. And national pundit Michelle Malkin says a Walker recall loss would be "the most damaging thing" in American politics
Wisconsin is "ground zero." Wisconsin is "pivotal." Wisconsin is "critical." Wisconsin is where "the battle will be won." Or lost. Speaker after speaker at the "Defending the American Dream Summit" Saturday in Milwaukee reiterated that this is the battleground for conservatives. It's expected that presidential hopefuls will tell the party faithful that their state's votes are the most important, wherever they might be. But the only such presidential hopeful on the docket Saturday at the Wyndham Hotel was former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum. Yet, speaker after speaker on the docket — be they sitting members of Congress or pundits or organizers at the national, state or local levels — said the same: All eyes are on Wisconsin. The Wisconsin …
Rick Santorum, Paul Ryan and Ron Johnson - along with national talk show hosts - were in Milwaukee Saturday to take part in daylong summit with hundreds of conservatives.
Patch blogged live Saturday from the "Defending the American Dream" summit in Milwaukee, an educational and training conference aimed at gearing up conservatives for the upcoming elections. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, along with Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and Congressman Paul Ryan, joined hundreds of GOP activists at a daylong event hosted by the Americans for Prosperity Foundation–Wisconsin. Revisit the event by checking out our Live Blog replay with videos, interviews and more. See more coverage of the "Defending the American Dream" summit
Friday, March 23, 2012
In a new poll released today by Rasmussen Reports, Mitt Romney has a 13 point lead over Rick Santorum. This is a turn-around from two previous polls that showed Santorum in the lead in the Dairy State.
The Republican presidential primary in Wisconsin is heating up. Ads are playing on television and candidates are starting to make appearances. And now, in a new poll released today from Rasmussen Reports, Mitt Romney leads Rick Santorum by 13 points, a new twist from two previous surveys that put Santorum in the lead. Last month, survey results from a Marquette University poll showed Santorum in the lead with 34 percent of the vote compared to Romney's 18 percent. Likewise, a poll from Public Policy Polling a week later resulted in a similar outcome: Santorum with another double-digit lead over Romney, 43 to 27 percent, respectively. Results from the Rasmussen Report show Romney in the lead with 46 percent over Santorum's 33 percent. The …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The GOP presidential hopeful will make an appearance in Franksville on Sunday, March 25, as part of his Rally for Rick events.
Update, 12:45 pm, March 23: Nick Lauren, a representative with the Rick Santorum campaign, has confirmed that Sunday's Rally for Rick will be held at South Hills Country Club in Franksville. Original reports put the event at Roma Lodge, but Lauren said people shouldn't read anything into it. Planned venues for campaign stops can change at the drop of a hat, but he said all the details are now ironed out and South Hills is Santorum's Racine-area destination. The Rally for Rick begins at 6 pm and is free and open to the public. South Hills is located at 3047 E. Frontage Road. Original Story: Rick Santorum is making the rounds in Wisconsin over the next few days, and he has put Mount Pleasant on his list of places to visit. According to his …