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Santorum cancels Abacoa Tea Party rally; will appear Friday in Miami, leave Florida before primary

by Andrew Abramson | January 26th, 2012

Rick Santorum’s sporadic Florida campaign has cancelled his scheduled appearance in Jupiter on Friday. Santorum was going to hold a Tea Party rally in Abacoa. Santorum will instead spend Friday morning being interviewed by three Florida radio stations, including NewsRadio 610 in Miami at 7:50 a.m.

Santorum will address the Latin Builders Association conference at the Downtown Miami Hilton at 1:30 p.m. on Friday. That comes after Santorum’s scheduling snafu left him out of Wednesday’s Univision forum, which could have helped get his message across to Hispanic voters.

Santorum is then leaving the state for a Friday night fundraiser in Pennsylvania. He will also prepare his tax returns before heading back for one final day of campaigning in Florida. Santorum, who is a distant third in the polls to Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, will appear in Sarasota and Punta Gorda on Sunday and at the Boca Raton Synagogue Monday morning. Of course, Santorum’s travel plans can change by the minute.

John Brabender, Santorum’s long-time political consultant, said Santorum will likely leave Florida for good on Monday and travel to Nevada and Colorado, two states Santorum is eyeing.

While Santorum hasn’t been able to afford TV ads in Florida, Brabender said Santorum’s first Nevada TV ad will air tonight. Santorum is expected to be in Colorado when Tuesday’s Florida election results come in, although Brabender said that hasn’t been officially determined.

“The press is interested to hear from us wherever we are,” said Brabender of Santorum giving his post-Florida primary speech from another state.

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11 Responses to “Santorum cancels Abacoa Tea Party rally; will appear Friday in Miami, leave Florida before primary”

  1. Downtown Danny Says:

    GOOD!
    GO AWAY YOU IDIOT!

  2. RENEGADE(original) Says:

    The Tea Party gets dis’d AGAIN!

  3. C4LCNCPLS Says:

    No matter what the media wants you to believe, It’s already a two-man race.
    Of the 2,286 total Republican delegates, 1,144 are needed to win nomination.

    In five (5) States: Virginia, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee and Illinois, Gingrich and Santorum are not even on the ballot. That’s 564 delegates that they cannot get.

    After South Carolina, only 59 delegates have been allocated to the 4 candidates. Mitt Romney has 39 of those. This means Santorum or Gingrich has to pick up 1,144 delegates from the remaining 1,683.

    Let’s say that Paul only picks up 20% of the total number of delegates–I happen to believe he will do much better–but let’s pick 20%. That’s 457 delegates for Paul. Add that to the 564 that Newt and Santorum won’t have a shot at and now there are 1,021 delegates that Santorum and Gingrich have no chance of getting. Subtract that 1,021 from the total 2,286 and you’re left with 1,265 delegates. That means that Gingrich and Santorum, one or the other, have to pick up over 90% of the available delegates to get the nomination. So, essentially, we’re down to Paul and Romney.

    A vote for Gingrich and Santorum is a wasted vote!

    A vote for Paul is not a wasted vote and may well mean that the next President of the United States will be a man that, for the last 30 years, has never broken a promise, compromised his principles or waffled his position on an issue. A man that still believes that the Constitution of the United States is THE law of the land and that the protection of our individual liberties is the primary reason for the Federal government.

  4. Richard Says:

    The republican candidates to a man keeps accusing Obama of taking America to a European socialist type government, but when you look at what the republican clowns are offering up as far as reduced spending in government by smaller government you will find that the austerity measures they are offering will be mainly directed at middle class and poor, the republicans have been and will always protect the rich, they in fact are offering the American people exactly the same thing that European governments already have in place, and it has caused riots in the streets, but the American voters will not allow a bunch of scum bags like they have running now to ever let that happen in this country, the republicans will be rejected in 2012 by Americans.

  5. FloriDad Says:

    Santorum canceled after one of Jupiter’s Tea Party members couldn’t attend because of a doctor’s appointment, but the other Tea Party member was still going to make it to Santorum’s appearance.
    After 19 of these self-flagelating “debates”, are there any people left who truly believe that these are the very best and brightest Republicans candidates left in our nation?

  6. Chris Says:

    Santorum is way too excited to start wars. We can’t afford them. Let’s talk truth here. Military + Social Security + Medicare is 2.4 trillion per year. FYI, total federal revenue is $2.2 trillion. Now do you see the real problem. Only Ron Paul’s budget plan of $1 trillion cuts can save America. YouTube Ron Paul

  7. really Says:

    Ever wonder why the main stream media keeps pushing Gingrich & Romney? Because Ron Paul or Santorum are the only ones who could really make a difference for this country. The other two are just the same ole politics and that is what Washington wants. The same ole politics. Research people!!! Don’t just accept what the main stream media keeps shoving down your little lemming throats. You keep showing your stupidity. Obama is on a socialist agenda–Wake up and be scared, our country and our freedom is at stake! Be careful, he stated in his latest speech he wants more control and is pushing for it. Does that sound like a democracy or a dictatorship?

  8. President Obama Says:

    Ok! Ron Paul as my opponent!

  9. MissV Says:

    Virginians should be upset with their crazy system of requiring 10,000 or more voters to allow a candidate on the ballot!

    And if Santorum thinks going on an AM radio station is better than wooing a crowd of perhaps 200, well….Too bad the ‘religious’ bigwigs could only raise their mouths, but not bother to raise up their immense supply of cash to ‘help’ their candidate.

  10. Dee Says:

    Satorium you are baked. Or should I say OVER-baked

  11. Mike D. Says:

    Who cares who the candidate is. If the economy is in the crapper come November nobody is voting for Obama.

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