Santorum to launch jobs tour of Iowa
June 30th, 2011
02:05 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum to launch jobs tour of Iowa

(CNN)-Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will spend some time in the Hawkeye state in July when he takes his presidential campaign on a 10-city tour of Iowa.

Billed as the "Courage to Fight for American Jobs" tour, Santorum, who is seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for president, will tout his plan to bring manufacturing back to America and discuss "revitalizing our industrial and high-tech sectors" with local businesses from July 5-7, according to a written statement released Thursday.

The self-described "social conservative" will work to drum up support for his candidacy, which has received single-digit backing in recent polls. He is one of the most-traveled candidates when it comes to Iowa, making at least 15 trips to the first-in-the-nation caucus state since December 2010.

A good showing at any of the early primary contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, or South Carolina would provide a needed boost to Santorum's campaign.

He plans to visit Marion, Cedar Rapids, Fort Dodge, and Sioux City, among other stops on the Iowa campaign trail as part of the tour.


Filed under: 2012 • Jobs • Rick Santorum
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. ConservaFASCISTS

    What a loser. He's not even in the top 3 of frontrunners.

    June 30, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  2. grrace

    First, as far as "revitalizing our industrial and high-tech sectors," Obama beat Santorum to it. Second, Santorum's plan, so far, is to just complain...about Obama.

    June 30, 2011 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  3. bb

    Even Santorum knows he can't win.

    June 30, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  4. CaliforniaBC

    Sorry Santorum but it's too late. Iowa's job creation is up..better than most of the country.

    June 30, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  5. Russ

    Courage to fight for American jobs tour my foot. If he had any courage he would be standing up for the poor and middle class in this country by demading that Republicans quit protecting all their rich freinds and their corporate buddies. Their so called tax breaks to create jobs have done nothing to create jobs here in the United States. Maybe in China, but not here. The sad part is that the good ole religious right bible thumpers keep voting for them no matter how badly they get beat up by their polices.

    June 30, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  6. dude

    Headline should read: Rick Santorum, the longest of long shots for President (stop giggling) "to launch search for brain in Iowa."

    June 30, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  7. GI Joe

    Will he have his baby with him?

    June 30, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    I will give Santorum an "A" for effort. But, why so much time in Iowa and not his own home state? "Drum up" support means beating the war drums against Obama.

    Senator, the people have heard Republican war drums for a decade. They are tired of it. They wish to hear about how you plan to make up for the decade long decline in manufacturing jobs under Bush. We went from over 17 million in 2000 to under 10 million by 2010.

    June 30, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  9. GI Joe

    WHAT?? Republicans raising money? Campaigning? Maybe we should complain about it like those childish republicans are doing to our PRESIDENT (who is also running– DUH).

    June 30, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  10. Scott in Atlanta

    Santorum to try to be relevant any way he can. quickly followed by: Santorum ends campaign due to lack of enthusiasm

    June 30, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  11. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    if this guy REALLY wanted to fight for American jobs, he should have been in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio when his GOP brethren were busy cutting and trying to destroy labor unions. Ricky is not even on the radar screen in this race polling below Palin and Perry who aren't even running yet. He should save his money and leave.

    June 30, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  12. vic , nashville ,tn

    "Courage to Fight for American Jobs"

    Sen. Rick Santorum support corporate they export our jobs now he wants to fight for Americans Jobs wow it doesn’t make sense

    June 30, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  13. vet in tx

    lefties, here is the perfect time to make money, bet the 12' election w/ your conservative friends, you can pay off a lot of debt w/ your winnings. hater's are the easiest suckers who bet w/ their hearts.......Ka-ching!

    June 30, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    What's with the "Courage" titles republicans keep inserting about themselves? Courage to accept lobbyists money?

    June 30, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  15. imwrong

    What's with the "Courage" titles republicans keep inserting about themselves? Courage to accept lobbyists money? Courage to BS the poor and middle class?

    June 30, 2011 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  16. PD.

    LOL! Santorum's 'Run' for President is pure ego. First off, he is despised here in PA (His former State). Plus, nobody likes him. Second, many people say, Who is Rick Santorum?'. He doesn't have chance.

    June 30, 2011 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  17. Larry L

    Yet another bible-thumping, right-wing, homophobic, conservative with nothing to offer but a long career as a professional politician. His strong support for military action is curiously offset by his total lack of military experience. He is the typical modern Republican.

    June 30, 2011 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  18. Wes

    Go away Ricky. Many voters are not paying attention to you or what you have to say. You lost your re-election bid for senate because nobody wanted you in a position of power because you are a screw up. You have low numbers that your IQ when it comes to leadership and just because you call yourself a *self-described "social conservative* does not mean you are one. You have proven in previous statements that you lack the understanding of the Geo-Politics that every president needs to understand to succeed. Go back to doing what you were doing after getting kicked to the curb by the people in PA and take the *bat boy* Timmy P with you and the motor mouth also and dough boy and the empty suit. Let Joh H have his say and listen to him and you might learn something if you can get your head out of *S*

    June 30, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  19. TomInRochNY

    Uhm, didn't the Rs run on jobs, jobs, jobs in 2010 and then didn't follow through on it when they got into power? Is this another Contract with American thing where they say one thing and do another once they get in?

    June 30, 2011 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  20. LovesIrony

    Go back to your cave neanderthal

    June 30, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  21. drew

    The "Courage to Fight for American Jobs" tour. Ever notice how modern American political propaganda is starting to sound like old Soviet propaganda? Don't believe me? Add the word "Glorious" right before "American" and see how it rolls off the tongue, Soviet style. I guess propaganda's the same all over.

    June 30, 2011 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  22. MarineVet

    Sanitarium makes Palin and Bachmann look smart.
    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 30, 2011 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  23. Flint Rock

    In case anyone hasn't noticed . . . Santorum is a R . .K.

    June 30, 2011 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  24. Marie MD

    Is he still around?

    June 30, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |