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February 17, 2012

Ohio AG DeWine switches support from Romney to Santorum

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine switched his support Friday from Mitt Romney to Rick Santorum.

 

"To be elected President, you have to do more than tear down your opponents," DeWine said in an announcement on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

 

"You have to give the American people a reason to vote for you -- a reason to hope -- a reason to believe that under your leadership, America will be better.  Rick Santorum has done that.  Sadly, Governor Romney has not."

 

DeWine served with Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, in the U.S.  Senate

 

Romney and his supporters bombared Florida with negative ads, hoping to defeat former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The Romney campaign lately has been criticizing Santorum for his spending record. Santorum leads Romney in polls in Michigan, site of a crucial Feb. 28 presidential primary. Ohio voters go to the polls a week later.

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