Santorum Rally
6:09 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Santorum Rallies Supporters In Pasco, Wash.

PASCO, Wash. – Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum flew into Pasco in south central Washington Thursday to rally supporters before the state’s Republican caucus on Saturday. Some wore cowboy hats and boots. Others were fresh off work from the Hanford nuclear site. Correspondent Anna King was there.

The large ballroom at the Red Lion in Pasco was already hot a half hour before Santorum was set to speak.

People flooding in the doors pressed to get a glimpse of the tanned Republican candidate. Jan Beardemphl is a dental hygienist from Kennewick. She says Santorum speaks to her.

Beardemphl: “When he says that the family breakdown is causing poverty, it’s true ... The bedrock stuff is all out of whack, and you need a strong foundation.”

Santorum gave a shout out to the Tea Party and talked of creating jobs and opening up domestic fuel production. He also expressed his opposition to same-sex marriage just signed into law in Washington. State Republicans vote in caucuses on Saturday, the last presidential contest before Super Tuesday next week.

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