MUSCATINE, Iowa — As community members walked up and down Second Street Friday night, taking in the 27th annual Holiday Stroll, Elizabeth Santorum campaigned for her father.

From 6-8 p.m., the 20-year-old daughter of GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum met with Muscatine County Republicans at the party’s county headquarters at 124 W. Second St. While visitors snacked on the free baked treats and sampled the apple cider, they talked to a potential presidential nominee’s daughter.

Santorum said she’s out with her dad as much as possible. When there are events that he is unavailable to attend, such as the Holiday Stroll, she’s more than happy to campaign for him.

“It’s always encouraging when people come out to say hi or ask questions,” she said.

Although she might miss her friends and the atmosphere at the University of Dallas in Texas, where she is a junior, she said working with her dad on his campaign has been an experience of its own.

“I love my dad and being out here, representing his campaign,” Santorum said.

John Archer, a Republican candidate for the Second Congressional District, said it says a lot for the Santorum campaign to have Elizabeth working at events such as the Holiday Stroll.

“It says a lot about his dedication to his campaign, his dedication to Iowa and it shows his family’s commitment to the race,” Archer said.

Rick Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania, had the support of 3 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers in Iowa in a Bloomberg News poll taken last month.

The Iowa Caucuses will be held Jan. 3, 2012.

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PatTracker
PatTracker

Has everyone had a chance to catch the new comedy show that premiered last night on the comedy channel? (that would be channel 763 on MP&W cable!) They've rerun it a few times since then, I had the chance to catch some of it late last night & I must say; very entertaining. Especially Mr Sanitarium, I thought Newt & Mushelle were the 2 most dangerous, as I think they actually believe the nonsense they spew; guess I'd better include Mr Sanitarium in that group too.

PatTracker
PatTracker

It was pretty funny watching the "candidates" trying to circle the questions, as they weren't allowed to comment on or attack the other people's stances, so naturally they all played the ace card; My policy will be anything or anyone but President Obama! Looks like Jim Carey's going to be out of a job soon...........

PatTracker
PatTracker

Watching Perry made Me think of a famous quote..."When facism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross."
Sinclair Lewis 1935
sounds like facism may have arrived!
Another thought I had during the program...........Rick Perry's opinions about anything are no longer of consequence. The man has become a punch line & nothing more. The only skill he has is at making George W. Bush look smart in comparison. No more coverage of this simpleton, please.....

Big Bad Wolf
Big Bad Wolf

"has become a punch line & nothing more" - Just like you.

PatTracker - Poster Boy for America Dumbed Down.

PatTracker
PatTracker

I see "NOBODY" has commented on My posts again!!

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PatTracker
PatTracker

Can't be that difficult, you know how to spell many different passwords.............

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PatTracker
PatTracker

I see Des Moines has proposed cutting 42 jobs & raising property taxes by 46 cents per $1000 of property value; I'm SO glad Terry's getting Iowa back on the right path............GO Tery GO!! (sarcasm off now)

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Smoke
Smoke

Well, someone has to balance the books after Thomas James and Chester John blew all the money Governor Ray and Governor Branstad secured in the kitty for the State of Iowa from 1969 to 1999.

You go get’em Terry . . . .

PatTracker
PatTracker

"funny" how people criticize something, then do the same thing themselves. Anyway, back to the roll call at the funny farm; can't forget Ronnie, hope people choose His running mate very carefully if He gets the nod cuz he's not looking long for this earth........wasn't Methuselah His younger brother? & last but not least You have Mutt..............

Brobama
Brobama

Santorum's daughter, and Elizabeth's baby sister, Isabella Maria, is reported to only have days to live. With absolutely zero chance of becoming President of the United States, you would think the poster family for Family Values would want to
spend every waking moment with this poor child instead of traipsing around campaign trail.

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