April 4th, 2012
08:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum adviser: Pennsylvania is 'critical'

(CNN) - A top adviser to Rick Santorum said the candidate needs to win his home state of Pennsylvania later this month to push forward with his presidential campaign.

“We need Pennsylvania. We believe it is critical for us, there's no doubt about it. It is our home state,” John Brabender said Wednesday on CNN’s “John King, USA.”


Filed under: 2012 • Pennsylvania • Rick Santorum • TV-John King U.S.A.
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Dennis

    If Santorum loses in Pennsylvania will he please go away?

    April 4, 2012 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  2. Sorensen

    Pensylvania kicked him out last time. They have even more reasons to kick him out now.
    He and his homeschooled children are totally irrelevant, corny and embarrassing.

    April 4, 2012 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  3. GOP Observer

    Romney won his home state with 72% of the vote to 12% for Santorum. Santorum need to get at least 70% of the PA vote to remain marginally credible. Anything less and he should use the win to exit gracefully.

    April 4, 2012 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  4. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    So he absolutely needs to win big in a state that booted him out of office by an 18% margin. Sounds legit.

    April 4, 2012 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  5. T'sah from Virginia

    Critical for Santorum – he will still lose PA – what a jerk, I would have bailed before PA and look to 2016!! Wait a minute, he will lose in 2012 too – against Hillary Clinton!!! Yes We Can!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!!

    April 4, 2012 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  6. Charlie from the North

    And if you or Romney gets elected the whole nation will be critical.

    April 4, 2012 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  7. Name: DParke

    Rick get out! It's time to get out of the way so we can get Obama out. Get over it, so we can get on w it!

    April 5, 2012 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  8. Name

    Santurom seem out of touch of reality to think he will tWin he Republican nomination. He should give up now and support Romney. Wake up!!

    April 5, 2012 02:03 am at 2:03 am |
  9. Marie MD

    If they vote for this clown PA will go from critical to grave. Some people really have short memories don't they?

    April 5, 2012 06:31 am at 6:31 am |
  10. Steven Colo

    No, it's not. Even if Santorum wins PA, he's still too far behind.

    April 5, 2012 07:48 am at 7:48 am |