GOP Hopeful Rick Santorum Stops in North Texas

First of three campaign stops in Collin County

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012  |  Updated 11:24 AM CDT
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Santorum Campaigns in McKinney

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Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum will make three campaign stops in Collin County Wednesday.

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will spend time campaigning in Collin County Wednesday where he'll make stops in McKinney, Allen and Plano.

The former Pennsylvania senator's plane touched down at Collin County Regional Airport at about 9:30 a.m., Santorum first meets with pastors at Bella Donna Chapel Adriatic in McKinney in the morning. A singer entertained the audience awaiting his arrive.

Then Santorum will attend a meet and greet with tea party activists at the Courtyard Marriott in Allen.

On Wednesday night, Santorum meets up with radio host Mark Davis for a campaign rally at Fairview Farms in Plano.

Santorum is coming to Texas off victories in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri and increasing pressure on Mitt Romney, labeling him "a well-oiled weather vane" who often shifts his positions.

Santorum told CNN Republican conservatives "are beginning to get it" that he's best equipped to take on President Barack Obama.

He told MSNBC he's not "looking for folks in Washington, D.C., to affirm our campaign."

Santorum acknowledges Romney has a substantial advantage in political fund-raising, but says, "We feel like going forward  we're going to have the money we need to make the case we want to make."

It remains to be seen how much North Texans will contribute to Santorum's campaign coffers.

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