SANTORUM says Illinois ‘can shake up’ GOP race

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SANTORUM says Illinois ‘can shake up’ GOP race

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Playing for another upset, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum urged conservatives Friday to further upend the nominating contest by putting Illinois in his column.

Swamped in the state’s ad battle, Santorum told thousands in a Christian high school’s gymnasium that they can “shake up this race like no state can shake it up.”

The former Pennsylvania senator appealed to social and tea party conservatives to take out their frustration in a place where the Republican Party has had a poor track record and tilts toward the moderate.

“No one is expecting us to do well here in Illinois,” he said.

Santorum said voters might not see him on TV as much as rival Mitt Romney but that they can expect to be flooded with calls and other pleas for votes before Tuesday’s primary.

Santorum was spending the first of two days campaigning in President Barack Obama’s home state. Santorum has local ties, too – he graduated from a suburban Catholic high school not far from the site of his Friday night rally.

via Daily Record | Morris County NJ | AP Wire.

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