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6:50 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Santorum Campaigns as Underdog One Day out from Primary

Rick Santorum is making his final campaign stops across southern Michigan before the state’s Republican primary. 

Santorum is campaigning as an underdog in the race.

Santorum spoke to a crowd of about 300 people at a small hotel ballroom in Lansing. He whipped up the enthusiastic crowd over the prospect of ousting President Obama in the fall. And Santorum says the Republican Party’s chances hinge on Michigan’s primary. 

“I need your help," he says. "It could be a game-changing day.”

That’s true, says Republican state Representative Aric Nesbitt. He attended Santorum’s rally, but as a Romney supporter. Nesbitt thinks support for Santorum has slipped in Michigan because…

“People thought they liked what they saw, but all of the sudden they see that he actually does have a record in Washington as somebody who is a big-government Republican,” he says.

But Santorum says he is the true conservative in the Republican primary, regardless of what Romney and his supporters say.