Santorum Wins Prominent Iowa Endorsement

URBANDALE, Iowa—Bob Vander Plaats, a prominent social conservative whom some in Iowa call a “kingmaker,” endorsed former Sen. Rick Santorum for president Tuesday and suggested other low-polling candidates should drop out of the race and support Mr. Santorum.

Mr. Vander Plaats said he hoped his endorsement would give a last-minute boost to Mr. Santorum, who is traveling the state on a shoestring budget. Although the candidate is a favorite of Iowa’s evangelical Christians, he doesn’t perform well in national or statewide polls. The most recent survey of likely GOP caucus-goers released by the Des Moines Register put his support level at 6%.

“Rick Santorum comes from us—not just to us, from us,” Mr. Vander Plaats said at a news conference here. He added that the candidate could be the “Huckabee of this race,” a reference to Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who won over evangelicals and took first place in the 2008 Iowa caucuses.

via Santorum Wins Prominent Endorsement – Washington Wire – WSJ.

About Albert N. Milliron 6987 Articles
Albert Milliron is the founder of Politisite. Milliron has been credentialed by most major news networks for Presidential debates and major Political Parties for political event coverage. Albert maintains relationships with the White House and State Department to provide direct reporting from the Administration’s Press team. Albert is the former Public Relations Chairman of the Columbia County Republican Party in Georgia. He is a former Delegate. Milliron is a veteran of the US Army Medical Department and worked for Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Psychiatry.

Be the first to comment