The Daily: Santorum’s Soldiers

By Elena Alessi, Contributing Writer

Dan Hirschhorn of The Daily spoke with Santorum’s former Pennsylvania colleagues about their support for the GOP hopeful.

About 50 Pa. volunteers have traveled to New Hampshire and South Carolina to help with a campaign that has, at times, struggled to keep up with the candidate’s growing popularity.

Support from prominent Pennsylvanians is crucial to Santorum, as his rival Mitt Romney has been the primary beneficiary of donations from state residents.

From the full article:

MANCHESTER, N.H. — For Rick Santorum, the home-state reinforcements are coming fast.

About 50 high-level Pennsylvania elected officials, Republican Party leaders, political operatives and conservative activists have arrived in New Hampshire and South Carolina to pitch in for their former U.S. senator’s surging presidential campaign.

Supporters from back home coming to help in the closing days of a presidential campaign is nothing unusual, but it’s especially critical for Santorum, whose standing in the polls has in some ways outpaced what his political organization can accomplish. That was clear during overflow events the campaign sometimes struggled to manage.

And so a generation of politicos who got their professional start under Santorum is here to help at the zenith of his political career, staffing events, providing counsel or just offering a friendly face at a hectic moment.

“Whatever needs to be done,” said Pennsylvania state Sen. Jake Corman.

“Sen. Santorum is a very good friend of mine, and I want be here to support him,” added the former Santorum staffer whose father hired Santorum for his first job in politics. “I believe in him, I believe in what he’s trying to accomplish.

What better way to experience the New Hampshire campaign than up close and personal with a good friend?”

Other Pennsylvanians making the trip include state Sens. Kim Ward and Richard Alloway, state GOP vice chair Joyce Haas, top political operative Ray Zaborney, influential Harrisburg lobbyist Stan Rapp and prominent conservative activist Michael Geer.

January 10th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “The Daily: Santorum’s Soldiers”

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