KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – The Race for the White House is heating up in the Carolinas. Rick Santorum met with hundreds of local residents over the weekend, following the lead of several other Presidential Candidates this week.
The Republican candidate took his message to Fort Mill, SC and Kings Mountain, NC on Saturday.
WCCB Charlotte asked the former Pennsylvania Senator how he hopes to stand out in an ever-increasing Republican field. “I’ve got a track record of accomplishments. I’ve done things,” Santorum said.
He says he’s focused on growing jobs, especially in manufacturing. He also touts a strong record on national security, and a history of bipartisanship. “I’ve gotten conservative things passed on everything from national security things, to economic things, like welfare reform, which I was the lead on, to moral and cultural issues,” he says.
Santorum lost the nomination to Mitt Romney four years ago and faces another crowded Republican field this time around. Senator Rand Paul campaigned in Rock Hill Friday, businesswoman Carly Fiorina spoke in Columbia Wednesday, and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is expected to announce his Presidential run Monday.
And it’s not just Republicans in the Palmetto State. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Columbia Wednesday, speaking at a women’s conference.