presidential

Paul supporters descend on MU campus

Mar 15, 2012

Supporters of Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul were out in full force yesterday on the University of Missouri campus. They were part of the local chapter of the Youth for Ron Paul campaign.

Although Tuesday’s presidential primary amounts to only a public opinion poll, it was not front runner Mitt Romney who took the Missouri, but Rick Santorum.

Former St. Charles County executive Joe Ortwerth heads the Missouri branch of Focus on the Family, a conservative activist group.

He says Missouri is known as a state that likes to send strong messages.

“And today, the Show-Me State declared that the Midwest and the people of the Midwest, are looking for a candidate with genuine conservative credentials, and Rick Santorum is that man,” Ortwerth said.         

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