Politics
9:09 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Santorum swings by Missouri

An overflow crowd piled into an auditorium at St. Charles Community College Monday for an appearance by Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.

Santorum says Missouri will be the best place for him to stand out because its Midwest values match strongly up with those in Iowa, where Santorum pulled off a surprising 34-vote victory.

He called the standing-room-only crowd a good sign for his prospects in Missouri.

“We need the bellwether state of Missouri to stand up and say we want a strong, principled conservative," Santorum said.

Santorum is badly trailing both Newt Gingrich and current front-runner Mitt Romney in polls in Florida.

There’s been little to no polling done for Missouri’s presidential primary. Although the vote is next Tuesday, delegates will not be awarded until caucuses in March.