Santorum to make campaign visit to Oklahoma

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who is seeking the Republican Party nomination to run for president, will bring his campaign to Oklahoma City and Tulsa on Thursday. Admission is free to both events.
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT mmcnutt@opubco.com Published: February 7, 2012
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A month before Oklahoma holds its presidential preference primary, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is coming to the Sooner State.

Santorum, a former two-term Republican U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, will be in Oklahoma City and Tulsa on Thursday.

His visits are arranged by the Oklahoma Republican Party, which is not endorsing any contender. It has invited all GOP presidential candidates to the state.

Santorum will appear at 9 a.m. Thursday at the H&H Shooting Sports Complex, Suite 110, 400 S Vermont Ave., just east of the Interstate 40 and Meridian exit.

At 1:30 p.m., Santorum will appear at the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.

Both events are free. Call the Oklahoma Republican Party at 528-3501 to make a reservation to attend either event.

Other contenders on the March Republican Party presidential primary ballot in Oklahoma are U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, of Texas; Texas Gov. Rick Perry; Mitt Romney; Newt Gingrich; U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, of Minnesota; and Jon Huntsman. Perry, Bachmann and Huntsman have suspended their presidential bids since filing in December to be on Oklahoma's ballot.

Democratic candidates on Oklahoma's ballot are President Barack Obama, Bob Ely, Randall Terry, Jim Rogers and Darcy Richardson. Rogers is from Midwest City.