Santorum announced his decision Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Mitt Romney won in the cities and suburbs, perhaps just enough to hold off Rick Santorum voters in the state's rural areas.
Mitt Romney narrowly defeated Rick Santorum Tuesday in the Ohio Republican primary to claim most of the delegates and the giant symbolic prize that is the Buckeye State. While some votes remain outstanding, the Associated Press, CNN and other media organizations have called the race for Romney. Romney performed well in the state's population centers, including Northeast Ohio, but could not defeat Santorum in the state's rural areas, according to results with 96 percent of the precincts reporting. Romney claimed the counties that included Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and other big cities. Newt Gingrich played the spoiler role, collecting about 15 percent of the vote. Here are the unofficial results from the Ohio Secretary of State: …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Listen to some of Rick Santorum's speech in Cuyahoga Falls Monday night.
Hear some of Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum's remarks from his rally at Falls River Square pavilion in Cuyahoga Falls on Monday.
The main themes of his speech were the economy and health care.
Rick Santorum stuck to familiar themes Monday night in Cuyahoga Falls, choosing to play up his Rust Belt roots on the eve of the Ohio primary. The GOP presidential hopeful picked this suburban northeast Ohio city for his last campaign stop before voting begins Tuesday morning. He’s been out-spent in the state, he told the group, but in the polls, he and opponent Mitt Romney are practically even. “It’s gut check time,” Santorum said. “Who wants it the most?” Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who is supporting Santorum, set the tone when introducing the former Pennsylvania senator, focusing on his steep climb up the polls. DeWine called Romney the “establishment candidate.” “But Rick Santorum is the people’s candidate,” DeWine said to …
Check Patch after the event for coverage.
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum will be making one last stop in Ohio before voters head to the polls on Tuesday. Santorum will be hosting a “Rally for Rick” Monday evening in Cuyahoga Falls. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. The rally will be held at the pavilion at Falls River Square, 2085 Front Street, and is free to the public. According to Santorum’s campaign website, the candidate is also hosting rallies in Westerville and Miamisburg on Monday. The candiate was in Lake County on Friday. Patch will be at the rally. You can check for updates on the site Monday evening.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Santorum says there are three things families can do to avoid poverty
GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said building the economy and cutting taxes is not enough to restore America to greatness. He said Americans also needed to return to core family values to be successful. Santorum said that if people did three things -- work, graduate from high school, get married and not have children before they're married -- then they only have a two percent chance of falling beneath the poverty line during their life time. Conversely, people who don't do just one of those things have a 74 percent chance of living in poverty, he said. "We can talk about cutting taxes, we can balance the budget -- but we're kidding ourselves unless we really talk about what makes America work," he said. Santorum was the keynote …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Santorum says he would not tax manufacturers, repeal any Obama initiative that costs more than $100 million
Health care and manufacturing were the key themes for GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum in his keynote speech Friday at the Lake County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner at the American Croatian Lodge in Eastlake. In front of the 800 people, who paid as much as $250 to hear him speak, Santorum railed against President Barack Obama's health care plan, calling it "public enemy number one against freedom in America." "You think the Cleveland Clinic would exist if the government ran health care for the last 100 years?" he said. Santorum told the crowd that, if elected, he would repeal every Obama initiative that cost more than $100 million per year on his first day in office. Santorum also spoke on the need for a strong manufacturing …
The Republican presidential hopeful will stop by this Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Republican voters in Ohio on March 6 will have a big voice in deciding the party's presidential nominee.
For the first time in her 74-year life as a Republican voter, Helen Hurst of Lorain County has known all along who she's supporting for president in 2012. Hurst is for Mitt Romney, but her party doesn't share that certainty. It's led to a reality-show-like primary season starring Romney, Rick Santorum and a revolving cast of guest stars including Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich. Now the show moves to Ohio, perhaps the most important Super Tuesday state voting March 6. Ohio is a key swing state and a decisive victory here on Tuesday bolsters the winning candidate's general election resume. With Gingrich focused on the South and Paul looking to western caucus states for delegates, Romney and Santorum are the candidates putting the most energy …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Surging Santorum may make Ohio and nine other 'Super Tuesday' states bigger players in deciding the GOP presidential nominee.
The jumbled Republican presidential field means Ohio's March 6 primary may matter after all. And that has many Northeast Ohio Republicans -- who figured the search for a nominee would be long over by this time -- excited and looking forward to the election to come. "It got a whole lot more interesting," said Dave Gusman, president of the Strongsville Republican Club. "I think this is great for the country and great for the party." With Rick Santorum's victories in Minnesota, Colorado and Missouri earlier this week, Ohio and nine other March 6 "Super Tuesday" states now may have a real say in deciding who takes on President Barack Obama in the general election. It doesn't always work that way. In 2008, John McCain had the GOP nomination all…