Romney, Santorum focus on Wisconsin ahead of Tuesday primaries
April 2nd, 2012
10:40 AM ET
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Romney, Santorum focus on Wisconsin ahead of Tuesday primaries

(CNN) – Mitt Romney and his main challenger for the Republican presidential nomination focused their campaign efforts Monday on Wisconsin, the main prize among three contests Tuesday before a three-week break in the primaries.

Both Romney and Rick Santorum planned events across Wisconsin on the eve of the winner-takes-all primary offering 42 delegates. Maryland and Washington, D.C., also will hold primaries Tuesday, and Romney is leading in all three contests, according to recent polling.

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  1. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Being aligned with Scott Walker is not good! I guess we can assume that Willard and Santorum are in the pockets of the Koch Brothers as well.

    April 2, 2012 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  2. once upon a horse

    and just WHERE is Newty?

    April 2, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  3. mfx3

    Look at Mitt, trying to connect with the little people in his $800 jeans.

    April 2, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  4. rs

    Mr. Romney may win th GOP nomination and delegates for Wisconsin, but thanks to Governor Walker's anti-Middle Class actions, Romney won't stand a chance of winning Wisconsin in the general election. Republicans have shot themselves in the foot by taking on such radical positions during their primary, and since taking the House in 2010.

    April 2, 2012 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  5. Obama Doubling down on Socialism

    rs - Republicans have shot themselves in the foot by taking on such radical positions during their primary, and since taking the House in 2010.
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    Yes, I guess fiscal responsibility is a rather radical concept to Democrats, who believe you can run a government without ever producing a budget and borrow endless amounts of money to fund a welfare state.

    April 2, 2012 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  6. Name fed up

    If this primary race has done one thing for me as a republican, it has opened my eyes to to COMPLETE lack of journalistsic integrity we once enjoyed in this country. It is sad and scary. I don't want to see any more clowns in the circus that has become our government. Obama vs Romney? How is that a choice for the American people? Yet the major news agencies just want to keep on spinning it that way. The caucus states haven't even had their conventions yet. Yet it seems the media has already declared the winner. Shame on you all!!!

    April 2, 2012 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I cannot believe a right wingnut posted about fiscal responsibility being a radical concept. His party gave us $12 trillion of our national debt, two unfunded wars, TARP, and huge tax cuts for the wealthy. That my wingnut, is fiscal irresponsibility.

    April 2, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  8. Thomas

    Mitt is so Phony .

    Daddy Big Bucks and Mr. Rodgers neighborhood. ,
    Later Day Bush

    April 2, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  9. mm

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    GOP – Do you realize that you could do better by running an entirely written-in candidate ticket??

    April 2, 2012 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  10. once upon a horse

    @Jane........

    Wow did Rick Santorum actually say that? I hadn't heard that one. If so the far right I'm sure would protect him on it. And if so why aren't the other so-called 2012ers calling him out on it?

    April 2, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  11. Robbed

    In response to fed up: yes!!! It is highly irresponsible of our media people to just pick and choose what they report. Where were they when Ron Paul swept the Missouri caucus? They were to busy reporting Santorum's victory of Missouri's non-binding primary. And what about Ron Paul's landslide victory in Clark county Nevada? (56% of the population there). It goes beyond irresponsible, it is almost sinister. Do the republicans know Mitt and Barrack have almost an identical list of campaign contributors? Hmmm.

    April 2, 2012 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  12. Obama Doubling down on Socialism

    I cannot believe a leftwing looney tune posted about fiscal responsibility after Obama gave us $5 TRILLION in debt in THREE short years, several budgets that not a single member of his own party will vote for, an unconstitutional healthcare entitlement that is now projected to cost AT LEAST DOUBLE what it was first estimated at, an $800 BILLION "stimulus" failure with record unemployment for YEARS, funnels half a billion taxpayers dollars to failing "green energy" companies that his campaign contributors have invested in, (and that is just the start)

    April 2, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  13. Cynthia

    The Republicans claim to be the "Conservative" Party. Have they ever looked the word up in the dictionary? Doesn't sound like they even come close to the meaning given. They promote the biggest HOAX in history right here in the good ol' U.S of A..
    Fiscally responsible to them means- giving subsidies of taxpayer money to the RICHEST companies on earth – the OIL SLIMEBALLS.
    Fiscally responsible to them means- giving the top 1% a tax break when our nation was fighting TWO WARS! And the nerve to continue them when our nation hit the financial skids.
    Fiscally responsible to them means- ending Social Security that people have paid into their whole lives so they wouldn't have to eat catfood when they become elderly citizens who have contributed their tax dollars to EVERY WAR in their lifetimes AND, to the RICHEST OIL SLIMEBALLS getting a handout from our government AND to the poor little rich who are too precious to inconvience with taxes.
    Fiscally responsible to them means – forcing families to have children they cannot support only to be called Welfare Queens in the end. (Love 'em when they are unborn = fa-gid-about-em when they are actually here and breathing).
    Creating jobs?? More like firing people they don't like – which is the 99% of us losers.
    To them, Conservative means using everything up as quickly as possible by any means. Doesn't matter if it kills people or destroys the planet we can't replace. They call themselves the God's party?? Who decided that one?

    April 2, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  14. rs

    Obama Doubling down on Socialism- I seen to recall that it was Bush's "cut taxes and start two wars" that represented GOP's "fiscal responsibility".

    April 2, 2012 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  15. rs

    Obama Doubling down on Socialism- You weren't here in 2008 were you? Your selective memory of the train wreck that was Bush's semi-legal 8 years in offcie has only been bested by 4 years of complete inaction on the part of the GOP to DO ONE SINGLE thing to help the working class. They have continued "wealthy welfare", corporate socialism, and have opened a whole new array of theocratic legislative fronts.They are the Taliban with a Bible and a flag.

    April 2, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  16. Rudy NYC

    Obama Doubling down on Socialism

    I cannot believe a leftwing looney tune posted about fiscal responsibility after Obama gave us $5 TRILLION in debt in THREE short years, .....
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    I cannot believe that the right wing continues to deny the reality of the hand that Pres. Obama was dealt. None of Obama's annual deficits have exceeded the final fiscal year under George W. Bush. In fact, the deficits have decreased annually as the economy has strengthened.

    Every Republican POTUS increases the annual deficit from one year to the next for the last 50 years.
    Every Democratic POTUS does the opposite, lowers the annual deficit from one year to the next.
    Look it up.

    April 2, 2012 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |