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NH Tea Party Leaders Endorse Santorum

Jerry and Sue DeLemus throw their support behind former Pennsylvania Senator.

A day after Michele Bachmann dropped out of the presidential race, one of her biggest boosters in New Hampshire has decided to throw his support behind Rick Santorum.

Jerry DeLemus, chairman of the Granite State Patriots Libery PAC and the founder of the Rochester 9-12 Project, announced minutes ago that he is backing Santorum. His wife, State Rep. Sue DeLemus, R-Rochester, is also supporting the former Pennsylvania Senator.

Jerry DeLemus had , after months of agonizing over the decision. He has frequently criticized Mitt Romney for failing to appear before New Hampshire Tea Party groups, and even led an in September at a Tea Party Express event in Concord where the former Massachusetts governor was scheduled to speak.

"This Republican Primary season has been a roller coaster ride and quite frustrating at times for those of us involved in the Tea Party movement," DeLemus said in a statement released by the Santorum campaign. "I have found a candidate that doesn't have to apologize for his voting record or his public statements, a candidate that has been consistent and has the integrity to stand up for his beliefs and those of our Founders."

Sue DeLemus added that she is "proud to join the fight with Rick Santorum," and praised his positive campaign, which she said is "based on the values found in our Constitution and Declaration of Independence."

The endorsements are another boost to the surging Santorum campaign. A CNN poll of New Hampshire voters conducted after his close second place finish in Iowa showed that he has 10 percent support here, which puts him in fourth place behind Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman.

John St Croix January 10, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Butes? Oh boy Hackbart, if only you could SPELL we might take you seriously. Is this what the kind of product we get from the public schools? Oh yes, I forgot, they are busy taking them to OWS demonstrations instead of teaching reading and spelling.... In case you didn't notice, Obama worsened the recession four times, unemployment is still at an all time high, and he's now thinking of grabbing our IRAs that we live on. You cannot reckon with this failed tin pot dictator who has shoveled billions overseas to his banker criminal friends.... what have you to say about that? $500 B that Bernanke can't account for.....
LJoel Hackbart January 23, 2012 at 04:12 PM
I say your a loon, thats what what I have to say about that. ----"We?" What group do you claim to represent ? ----"Unemployment is still at an all time high" John you poor misguided soul. Wiki answers. com --------" The highest unemployment rate in the U.S. was 23.6% in 1932. Actually we reached 24.9% unemployment in 1933" The current unemployment rate is 8.5%. ----"Obama worsened the recession 4 times" [Kidding right?] "When did the great recession begin?" December 2007- [ National Bureau of Econmic Reseach] Obama inauguration---Janurary 20, 2009 Economic Stimulus bill passed-- Febuary 2009 "When did the great recession end?"-----June 2009 [NBER] ---"-You cannot reckon with this failed tin pot dictator"..... [Dictator??????] WikiAnswers.com......."Barack Obama won 365 of 538 electoral votes in the 2008 U.S. Presidenial election." -----Living on your IRAs are you? [ Oh excuse me- "we"] " American families lost a total of $19.4 trillion in household wealth from June 2007 to March 2009" Perhaps if that for profit school that you[we?] attended worried less about spelling of off hand slang and taught basic history and math skills you [we?] would a more basic grip on reality.
John St Croix January 23, 2012 at 06:30 PM
"your" = You're Unemployment is not high? "Janurary" = January Yes and Nobama won't get my IRA... that's for sure. I never attended a 'for profit' school and your post still makes no sense. Mindless Obamabot!
John St Croix January 23, 2012 at 06:32 PM
He's more than BLAH -- he's BLASPHEMY! totaly, bigioted, spelling is still great EH!?
John St Croix January 23, 2012 at 06:33 PM
True Kevin Kervick. I'm sick of people who let a foreign country's lobbyists control us. NO MORE FOREIGN AID, to ANYONE!
Dot January 23, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Hi, LJoel. The policies during the Bush administration were atocious! One thing to point out is that Bush proposed many of the big spending and intrusive programs (e.g. Medicare Pharmacy benefit) and did not veto the Democrats' brain storms either. The Great Recession started December 2007 and ended June 2009. Who was in control of both houses of Congress in December 2007? Given that the recession ended 6 months after Obama's inauguration, why are we still in such dire straits? It appears that the progressives have been pushing their agenda and have ignored the need to create an environment in which businesses can be confident enough to risk expanding and hiring, i.e. without the threat of the "next shoe dropping" in terms of taxes, regulations, etc.
rick barasso January 23, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Can anyone tell me, is there ANYTHING the current group of GOP candidates (other than Ron Paul) that is any different from what we had with George Bush? I honestly have not heard one new idea from any of them (other than RP). Tax cuts for the wealthy, deregulate (banks, wall street, oil, corporations), people are better off without healthcare and the poor are the reason for all "our" problems. If there is more to it than that, I'm willing to hear it.
John St Croix January 23, 2012 at 10:43 PM
I had an open mind and would have voted for any honest conservative who supported the Constitution and didn't fall for the neocon agenda. But there isn't one. Even Santorum is not fiscally conservative as you might think. He's not a criminal like Newt who has a rap sheet longer than my arm (and similar to Obama in votes/positions) That said, Ron Paul did not make money lobbying like Santorum did either. He's the last man standing for me. The fact the fake 2009 tea parties in SC were supporting Newt is a joke. They hate the establishment but must have been born yesterday not to know Newt IS the establishment.
LJoel Hackbart January 24, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Due mi typ-ohs botherrrr u thhatt muchhh jon????? I am not suprised that basic facts make no sense to you. Keep the laughs coming.
LJoel Hackbart January 24, 2012 at 04:02 PM
The differnce?? Their latest proposals are even worse. Bush on steroids. Have an allergic reaction to a drug? The solution, it appears, is to increase the dosage!!!!!!
John St Croix January 24, 2012 at 04:26 PM
There are no facts behind anyone who is an Obama-bot. By now if you don't see he's bankrupting the country and sending the money to his foreign banker friends ON PURPOSE to destroy us and institute complete global governance you are beyond hope.
John St Croix January 24, 2012 at 04:27 PM
BTW Hackbart, Obama is Bush on steroids... I guess that's what you must want. He started 4 new wars didn't he?
John St Croix January 24, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Perhaps this graphic would be simple enough for you to understand? http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6PkwBn4bAWM/TxeZahuQULI/AAAAAAAAD8o/Aa2aY_ZXS4w/s1600/401480_10150491126715911_134193140910_9338995_1155083337_n.jpg
Dot January 25, 2012 at 06:52 AM
John, great graphic! Thanks for posting.
Dr. Tony Lowenberg January 25, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Yes, the Tea Part platform is completely lost if it supports Santorum, he is all big government. Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate that the Tea Party should support. He started the movement for crying out loud!
John St Croix January 25, 2012 at 03:52 PM
To answer your question below Dot, (there is no reply button on it) I think they made it clear on their website they do NOT belong to any of these fake groups that started in 2009 but are part of the original teaparty in 2007. Also they are the first statewide coalition despite what Tenn says. FT Lauderdale is now claiming to be the nation's longest running tea party since Feb of 2009 but that is a joke -- it's NH who has been tea partying since 2007.
John St Croix January 25, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Do you think it's simple enough for Obama-bots to understand? I am not sure... LOL
Dot January 26, 2012 at 05:17 AM
John St Croix Thanks. I checked out Jerry DeLemus' site. It sounds like that group, the Granite State Patriots Liberty, works closely and assists the various 912, Tea Party, and such groups. The site makes a point that all groups maintain their autonomy. I know that there are chapters of the national group, Tea Party Patriots, which as a rule, has agreed to not endorse candidates. My question was whether any other Tea Party groups were concerned by this PAC being labeled Tea Party, when it did not carry that title. Jerry's group also is a 912-titled group.
Jack Conaway January 26, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Back to Santorum. His end game is mixing Biblical law with US Law in violation of the separation of church and state. The definitive Biblical statement on prohibition of homosexuality for men is Leviticus 18.22 where it is described as an abomination. Eating shellfish is described as an abomination as well in Leviticus 11.10. Should we close all the clam and oyster raw bars? Leviticus 25:44 says it is OK to buy slaves as long as they are heathens. Should we round up all the atheists to get the slavery market restarted? Does that apply to Muslims as well? How about Mormons? Leviticus 19:27 prohibits trimming hair and beards. Should we close the barber shops or implement regulations on hair trimming? Tim Tebow shouldn't be allowed to play foorball either because of the uncleanliness regulations in Leviticus 11; 6-8. How about stoning blasphemers, wizards and prositutes as urged in other parts of the Old Testament? Our legal systems have put away these old regulations, many of which are based on pre-scientific superstitions. We no longer sacrifice animals and burn blood on the alters of our churches.Restrictions on sexual behavior and development of stable families between consenting adults should be removed from our laws as well.
John St Croix January 26, 2012 at 04:47 PM
"You're" (not your) a loon... is the correct way to spell it. Not one job was created -- stimulus was a waste as was all money pumped into failures like Solyndra -- Obama's friends and supporters. GM take over illegal... as most other bailouts. I have never (sadly) attended a "for profit school" and wonder where you get this flight of fantasy since you do not know me personally? PreseDENIAL is right! (because that's what you're in) LOL Please stop you're killing me with laughter. Obama has incurred more debt than all presidents before him COMBINED. He is looting the treasury and giving the money to his banker friends offshore. He is a criminal working for Soros and Rockefeller and Kissinger who ought to be in jail for this.
LJoel Hackbart January 29, 2012 at 05:55 AM
No John. He didn' t.The only millitary action that Obama has taken that could possibly be construed as a war that he started was in Libya. One. One is not Four. Those superior math skills you have at work again. When you make up lies, Why do you always use the number four? ["Obama worsened the recession 4 times"] Why not shoot for the moon and say he started 8 wars? Or ten? Or 50?
LJoel Hackbart January 29, 2012 at 06:04 AM
I rest my case about the loon thing.
Jeff Hatch January 29, 2012 at 06:05 AM
Who really cares at this point. Some of them are on their 3d or 4th candidate this election season.
John St Croix January 29, 2012 at 04:30 PM
@Hackbart: You forgot besides Libya, he sent troops to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, and now Uganda http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/10/obama-sends-100-us-troops-to-uganda-to-combat-lords-resistance-army/ Hackbart you are really very blind to what is going on in the world.
John St Croix January 29, 2012 at 04:35 PM
I have never heard one single bad word from the mouth of Ron Paul in 30 years. So this racist baloney is trumped up nonsense. At the very worst, he had friends who said politically incorrect things. That is their 1st amendment RIGHT. Who cares. He's the only honest candidate of the bunch and the father of the modern day tea party. If you are talking about Huntsman video, his daughters made that it now has been proven.
John St Croix January 29, 2012 at 04:37 PM
@Hackbart - Actually we started the tea party in 2007 against the Bush admin but since you are not so well-informed you wouldn't have known that. We don't want to "put Bushes (sic) policys (sic) on steriods (sic)" LOL (I have never seen anyone make so many spelling errors in one sentence!)
LJoel Hackbart February 06, 2012 at 06:00 AM
BTW You opened that door. "Is this the product we get from the public schools?" I did not attend public schools exclusively and you do not know me personaly either. If you don't see your hypocricy than you sir are a narcissist.
LJoel Hackbart February 06, 2012 at 04:28 PM
"He started 4 new wars didn't he?" Extending or even escalating is not starting. You did not say sending troops to Uganda could lead to war. You said, and I repeat, " he started 4 new wars didn't he?" No he did not. You're entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts.
LJoel Hackbart February 06, 2012 at 04:38 PM
See I can post websites too. Read them then weep. www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/mar/25/most-deficit-bushs-fault wwww.alan.com/2011/07/28/u-s-national-debt-chart-shows...ww.alan.com/2011/07/29/obama-vs-bush-on-the-deficit-in...
LJoel Hackbart February 17, 2012 at 04:33 PM
The sarcasm in that post is over your head John. Why am I not suprised?

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