Santorum makes a second stop in Tulsa


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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 3/06/2012 2:20 pm Published: 3/04/2012 10:47 pm


It was standing room only at Grace Church as hundreds came out to hear Rick Santorum speak just days before Tuesday’s primary. Voters like Jerry Wilson are still trying to decide which way to cast their vote.

“I’m just here tonight to hear what Rick has to say, I’m trying to compare all of the candidates and I’ve been to several of the meetings and I haven’t decided yet,” says Wilson.

The former Pennsylvania senator told FOX23 exclusively why he chose to come back a second time to Tulsa.

“Well, you know we’ve had such great support here and we just want to encourage people and thank them and the bigger the win, the bigger the delegate counts,” Santorum says.

Taking shots at President Obama, he told the crowd the current President tramples the constitution, almost mocking it. Santorum stuck to the backbone of his campaign with faith, family values, energy and spoke about taxes.

“Just look at my record, 16 years in congress and plenty of opportunity to increase taxes and not one vote ever,” says Santorum.

Teresa DeLarzelere says it's Santorum’s faith that stands out to her.

“I like the fact that he’s a Christian and he’s a strong leader and got a great tax plan,” says DeLarzelere.

We did some digging into Oklahoma’s giving to the Santorum campaign.  

According to the website www.transparencydata.com, from January 4th, 2012 to January 31st, Oklahoma individuals gave a total of $22,350. In his speech, Santorum talked about the fact that 130,000 donors gave in the month of February overall across the U.S.

“I think we’ll be okay here in Oklahoma, I think the conservatives here will make the right choice,” says Santorum supporter, Jared Martin.

Santorum also spoke about the controversial Personhood Bill.

“Some say they believe life begins at conception, but I know life begins at conception,” says Santorum.

Oklahoma is one of ten states with a primary or caucus on Super Tuesday.

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citizenzero - 3/6/2012 12:48 PM
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Just to clarify my below statement, Bob Yandian did not invite Santorum. The church is open to any candidate as a meeeting place and is not endorsing anyone. Santorum is the only campaign to contact Grace.

citizenzero - 3/5/2012 12:31 PM
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"I like his tax plan..." Really? He's not going to eliminate the income tax and IRS as Ron Paul will, so Paul beats him on this one and all other issues as well. Also, Sanitarium will NOT abolish the Fed, he will crank up the printing press to fund another staged war and our dollar and economy will take a plunge to finish off what's left. He's a fake, and simply catering to the Christian vote. He also stated that in no way does the Patriot Act violate the 4th Amendment which is an outrage. He calls himself a 'Constitutional' candidate, but he has violated it every time it benefited his cause. Ron Paul is the absolute only choice who is not owned by the banking cartels that run this abhorrent and corrupt government and I am ashamed that Bob Yandian had this con-man at Grace.

WALMARTRAMEN - 3/5/2012 12:27 PM
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He can keep his ALEC to him self! ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdENM29UQDU ) He wants to pay us $0.33 to compete with China. Obama is going to win! Why people cant live doing the same stuff that put us here in the first place! It took Bill 8 years to get us out of old man Bush & might take him 16 years to get us out of Bush JR & Obama has been here 3 years? What does that look like to you?

WALMARTRAMEN - 3/5/2012 12:27 PM
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He can keep his ALEC to him self! ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdENM29UQDU ) He wants to pay us $0.33 to compete with China. Obama is going to win! Why people cant live doing the same stuff that put us here in the first place! It took Bill 8 years to get us out of old man Bush & might take him 16 years to get us out of Bush JR & Obama has been here 3 years? What does that look like to you?

WALMARTRAMEN - 3/5/2012 12:18 PM
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At least he didin't put a dog on the roof of this car, or had racist papers or a racist rock in his back yard. But really the same filed policies? http://santorumexposed.com How are to to compete with china's $0.33 per hour? TAKE THE HIGH ROAD! Get off the low road! http://current.com/news-and-politics/93678340_american-manufacturing-can-no-longer-compete.htm What will another Republican do to us? http://current.com/news-and-politics/93634691_soylent-green-the-republican-road-to-recovery.htm

Harvey - 3/5/2012 1:59 AM
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How does this guy get any votes? A few hundred people show up and it makes news??? This nut case needs to go home. FYI The Catholic Church is against all wars including the War in Iraq & Afghanistan. Santorum is a warmongering, pro choice (Gave Money to Planned Parenthood, campaigned with Arlen Specter and supported his Pro Choice agenda), lobbyist (introduced bills to benefit a health company he had later worked for) / crony capitalist, narcissistic, pile of human trash. He will say anything to be elected, and if you look at his voting record will only do what is in his own best interest.
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