Romney Wants to Take Santorum’s Home State

Wednesday, 04 Apr 2012 11:54 AM

By Andra Varin

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Fresh off a three-state sweep, Mitt Romney has another prize in his sights: Rick Santorum’s home state.

Santorum represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate for 12 years and in the House of Representatives for four years before that. But Romney isn’t about to cede the state’s April 24 primary to his rival. The front-runner scheduled an event for Wednesday evening outside Philadelphia, and plans to hold a fundraiser in Harrisburg on April 17.

“This is certainly going to be a fight,” GOP strategist Chris Bravacos, a Romney supporter, told USA Today.

Several polls show Santorum leading in Pennsylvania, but Romney has been narrowing the gap.

The former Massachusetts governor won the Republican primaries Tuesday night in Wisconsin, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. The next big contest is on April 24, when Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, and Rhode Island vote.

Brittany Gross, a spokeswoman for pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future, told USA Today that the group already has pumped $480,000 into ads in those states.

Santorum isn’t about to let his home turf go without a fight, though. A top Santorum adviser told ABC News the campaign is “girding our loins” for the Pennsylvania primary.




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Facebook Turning Its Sites, User Data To Political Ads

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 20:33 PM

Facebook users are likely to see a lot more political advertising in their news feeds, as the social network is pushing  . . .

Next Partisan 'War' in New Congress Will Be Over Science

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 19:58 PM

After midterm battles, an immigration standoff and amid a switch of power in Congress, the next political fight in Washi . . .

Dems Add Warner to Leadership to Balance Warren

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 19:35 PM

Senate Democrat leaders have added Virginia Sen. Mark Warner to their team as a policy development advisor in hopes of a . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved