The presidential race coming to Pennsylvania


Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during an primary night rally, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in Gettysburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Hour 1

Once again Pennsylvania proves it’s a battleground state in the fight for the Republican presidential nomination. With the Keystone State’s primary less then a month away, Rick Santorum, who represented the state in Congress for 16 years, has lost his double-digit lead according to a recent poll. Santorum and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are now in a dead heat. Today we’re going to talk about the Republican primary and the Presidential election from a Pennsylvania perspective. We’ll also discuss the results of a new study on the state’s civic health – it turns out Pennsylvanians don’t like to talk about politics much.  Our guests are LARA BROWN is a professor of political science at Villanova University and the author of “Jockeying for the American Presidency: The Political Opportunism of Aspirants, and CHRIS BORICK is an assistant of political science at Muhlenberg College and Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion.

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