Over 200 People Attend Santorum Campaign Event In Rock Rapids; TV Satellite Trucks Present

Date posted - January 2, 2012

It was New Years Day. It was Sunday. It was at night. Yet, over 200 people came out in Rock Rapids for one of the final campaign stops on US Presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s pre-Iowa Caucus tour.

Dubbed the “The Faith, Family, and Freedom” tour, it was the third time the candidate had been to Lyon County since he began campaigning. And since the Iowa Caucuses are tomorrow, and Senator Santorum’s poll numbers have continued to climb — this one got major media attention compared to the first two visits. Two satellite trucks for LIVE television were parked outside of Rock Rapids’ Frontier Bank during the rally.
Santorum first thanked everyone for their hard work in Lyon County and asked those present not to settle for a candidate because people say he can win. He urged them to go with their head and their heart and pick the right person for the job.
Santorum went on to take questions on everything from Autism to the Federal Reserve, to the national debt, to Iran’s nuclear future and what that means to the US — and what he’d do about these issues if elected President.
He would have taken more questions, but after about 45 minutes of speaking and answering questions, he was pulled away to do a scheduled tele-town-hall conference call.
Earlier in the day, the candidate was in Orange City and Sioux City. The final few stops before the caucuses will be in the Des Moines area, where he’ll apparently stay until after the caucuses.
Santorum’s poll numbers are coming up after his surge to the top in the Des Moines Register Iowa Poll, released Saturday Night.
We’ll have more on Santorum’s visit on future newscasts, here on KIWA.

By Scott Van Aartsen
News Director

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