Election 2012
7:27 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Santorum Stumps for Votes in West Michigan

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney returns to Michigan on Tuesday to campaign in Macomb County.  Rick Santorum spent much of Monday courting voters at three stops in west Michigan –before heading to Arizona, which also has a primary in one week.

Santorum barely made mention of Romney during stops in Muskegon, Holland, and Grand Rapids. The two are locked in what appears to be a tightening primary fight for Michigan’s delegates.

 But Santorum focused his remarks on President Obama and accused him of plotting to grow government while taking away people’s economic and religious freedoms.

“It will rob you of your economic rights," Santorum says. "It will rob you of all your rights. The more you give government, the bigger it gets, the smaller you get.”

Santorum says the president has an agenda that will only grow more radical if he wins a second term with no worries about seeking reelection.

The rhetoric is expected to get hotter as Santorum and Romney each try to convince GOP voters that he is the Republican who should face the president on the November ballot.