The former Pennsylvania senator figures to do well in Saturday’s voting as he looks for a post-Super Tuesday victory to help him collect delegates to the party’s convention and chip away at the lead built by the front-runner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Santorum enjoys strong support among abortion opponents who are a powerful constituency within the Kansas GOP, including leaders of Kansans for Life.
Romney received a boost when Kansas GOP icon Bob Dole, the 88-year-old former U.S. Senate majority leader and 1996 presidential nominee, urged fellow Kansans to support him. But Romney wasn’t expected to visit before Saturday’s caucuses, possibly hurting his chances of picking up some of the state’s 40 delegates.
Santorum planned an event at a former Union Pacific railroad depot in Topeka, followed by a rally at a Wichita airport before leaving the state to campaign again in the South. His wife, Karen, was holding a cookies-and-coffee reception at his state headquarters in downtown Wichita.
viernes, 9 de marzo de 2012
Romney no hará campaña en Kansas
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