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Rick Santorum talks Wisconsin, Governor Walker, Mitt Romney

CREATED Mar 27, 2012

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WAUKESHA- The Wisconsin presidential primary is one week from Tuesday and the candidates are starting to pour into Wisconsin.

TODAY'S TMJ4 Lacey Crisp sat down for a one-on-one interview with Rick Santorum Tuesday night.

Former Pennsylvania Senator Santorum will in Wisconsin this weekend.  He spent Tuesday traveling across the state campaigning.

Lacey Crisp: "How has Wisconsin treated you so far?"

Rick Santorum: "I've had more fun here.  It's beer and brats and cheese curds and it's going to Lambeau Field and bowling in Sheboygan. We've just had so much fun."

Lacey Crisp: "The news that Newt (Gingrich) is scaling back his campaign, do you see that as helping your campaign against Mitt Romney?"

Rick Santorum: "It would be better off if both Gingrich and Romney were scaling back, but look if you would ask me three months ago would we be in a position here in Wisconsin to be down to Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum here, I would have signed that check any time."

Lacey Crisp: "Governor Romney says the masses are on his side, are you still hopeful?  Do you think Wisconsin plays a role in that?"

Rick Santorum: "If the masses are on his side, then why is he spending $4 million here (in Wisconsin)?  It's a funny thing, he's out there running negative ads with no positive advice. The people of Wisconsin are looking for someone like a Scott Walker -- who's willing to tell it like it is. You know he is not going to back down. You've got Republicans in the state rallying around him.  Because he is an authentic politician who did what he said he was going to do."

Santorum is the first of four candidate to come to Wisconsin to campaign for the presidential primary.  Ron Paul will host a town hall meeting in Madison on Thursday and Mitt Romney, Santorum and Gingrich will be in Waukesha for a Faith and Freedom event on Saturday.