Campaign 2012
6:03 pm
Sat January 7, 2012

Hundreds Turn Out For Santorum Town Hall

Before last night’s debate, a crowd of several hundred gathered in Hollis for a town hall meeting with former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.

So many people squeezed inside a barn in Hollis to hear Rick Santorum that it prompted one campaign staffer to exclaim “this is nuts.”

Most of the several hundred people inside were political tourists from out of state.

At one point Santorum told the crowd that he’d only take questions from New Hampshire residents.

He urged voters to stick to their values.

“Do we want someone who is going to go and say vote for me I can win, vote for me I appeal to voters who we need to win, or do we need someone who says America stands for something, here’s my vision of this country.”

The latest WMUR/UNH poll shows Santorum tied for third behind Texas congressman Ron Paul and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.