Rick Santorum in Wisconsin
Bellevue, WI - All eyes on the Badger State tonight, as the race for the GOP presidential nomination heats up. Rick Santorum spent the day campaigning, first in Milwaukee, then Sheboygan, and tonight in Bellevue, hoping for a turning point in the presidential election. Latest poll numbers show Santorum is lagging in Wisconsin.
About 500 supporters showed up in Bellevue tonight to hear Santorum talk about a number of issues including unemployment and tax reform; the presidential hopeful, needing to gain momentum from current front runner Mitt Romney.
Rick Santorum is holding nothing back. He said, "I don't have a teleprompter with consultants telling me what to say." With Mitt Romney leading in delegate numbers, political experts say Santorum can't just win, but must win big in order to have a fighting chance.
Santorum said, "I am the only presidential candidate that said I will not cut the defense budget." He's making every effort to set himself apart from Romney and the other candidates, saying that he's the true American conservative and supporters here agree.
Deanna Schroepfer a Retired Bellevue Resident said, "Why Rick Santorum? Why not?" Rachel Adcock, a Green Bay resident is also upset by the direction the country is heading. "I think we've just shifted too far. We're fiscally out of control and health care's out of control and it's really time that somebody says this isn't right."
Rachel Adcock says she's not worried about Santorum's lagging poll numbers. "Historically, races have come down to the wire. And it's not over till it's over." The former Pennsylvania Senator stopped by in Sheboygan earlier today, talking about how Wisconsin is a key battleground state.
Santorum will continue his trek along the state visiting Fond Du Lac and Franksville tomorrow.