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Vote 2012: Here come the Republicans


Newt GingrichMitt RomneyRick Santorum

From left, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum

Super Tuesday has come and gone without a definite frontrunner in the Republican presidential race. It has come down to the unlikeliest of election scenarios: Alabama matters.

Vote 2012And while it’s a given the Republican nominee will win the state in November, which one still remains up for grabs.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich visited Birmingham Wednesday, vowing to stay in the race despite his third place status in total delegates. The candidate from Georgia made stops at the Harbert Center and the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Update March 10: Gingirch will be at the Wynfrey Hotel at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Details on admission to be added. The event is free and open to the public.

This afternoon, Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania will appear at a rally at the Pelham Civic Center. The free event starts at 2 p.m. This morning, he’ll be at another rally at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, heading to Mobile tonight for a candidate forum. Santorum is in a distant second place.

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney will visit Friday in Tarrant. Currently leading in delegates, he will make a campaign stop at Thompson Tractor on Pinson Valley Parkway at 2 p.m.

Both Gingrich and Santorum will be back Monday for a free candidate forum at the Alabama Theatre downtown. Romney and Texas congressman Ron Paul have also been invited. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., with the event starting at 5:30.

Alabama’s primary will be Tuesday, with 50 delegates to be given proportionally (not winner take all).

4 Yips for “Vote 2012: Here come the Republicans”

  1. chris davis
    Thursday, March 8, 2012, 9:07 am

    Santorum in Alabama today. Not exactly sure where he’ll be. He’s either going to appear in Mobile or the feverish nightmare of a gay couple.

  2. chris davis
    Thursday, March 8, 2012, 9:44 am

    Following his speech, Santorum will arrive at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham at 3:45 to convince the animals that they’re all going to hell if they don’t learn to mate in the missionary position.

  3. chris davis
    Thursday, March 8, 2012, 9:45 am

    Santorum is making an appearance in Pelham at 2 PM today. Immediately following his speech, he will stare menacingly at the contraception aisle at the local Walgreens.

  4. Wade
    Thursday, March 8, 2012, 11:48 am

    Chris Davis. He’ll be here all week.

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