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Romney Accuses Santorum of Unholy Alliance in Wisc. Robocall

3:31 PM, Apr 3, 2012 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
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A final get out the vote call from Mitt Romney's campaign in Wisconsin suggests an unholy alliance of the Santorum campaign, "union bosses," Democrats, and Santorum's "cronies" might be conspiring to extend the GOP contest, and urges Wisconsin voters to stop those efforts by voting for Romney. The call seeks to align Romney with Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, whose challenge of public employee unions has made him immensely popular among the state's Republicans.

Santorum and Romney

This Romney call is at least the fourth that has hit Santorum on unions, including one from "Tim," ostensibly an undecided voter who decided to make calls for Romney after learning of Santorum's alleged union ties, and from "Sarah," who was concerned about Santorum's history of "handing the reins over to Big Labor bosses." 

Romney has also had a call to voters from Paul Ryan, and one he recorded himself promising to repeal Obamacare.

Here's the transcript of today's call (listen here): 

"The union bosses are trying to influence the election today by having Democrats vote for Rick Santorum so the Republican primary will last even longer. Santorum and his cronies tried this trick in Michigan and it didn’t work there. Don’t let them do it here. Make sure you vote today for the only candidate who can defeat Barack Obama and supports Governor Walker’s common sense collective bargaining reforms. Vote against the union bosses and vote for Mitt Romney. This call was paid for by Romney for President." 

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