MR. SANTORUM FINDS A NEW DEMOGRAPHIC
It’s all right there in the title of Rick Santorum’s book: “Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America That Works.” The former Pennsylvania senator and presidential hopeful estimates there are about 6 million of those hard-working stalwarts out there, with much on their minds. And the Republican Party could be overlooking them, he warns in the book, published by Regnery and a convincing signal that Mr. Santorum, 55, is not done with his quest for the White House.
“In 2012, a mass of blue-collar voters, enough to have tipped the balance of the Electoral College in favor of the Republican candidate, simply stayed home on Election Day. Why? Despite their deeply conservative values, they had lost faith that the Republicans spoke for them and had their backs,” Mr. Santorum argues.
“Enough with pandering, enough with focusing on business owners to the exclusion of everyone else — the vast majority of Americans — who work for them. Republicans need to regain the trust of the hard-working members of every family, church and community across America whose most immediate problems are lack of jobs and opportunity,” he says. who sat in the audience during a recent speech at Georgetown University. the Beltway. “In the SEAL teams, our ethos is ‘Forged by Adversity.’ It calls on each and every one of us to answer any call, never quit and never fail. There is a tremendous demand for leadership in America right now, and I feel this is my most important mission yet. That’s why I’ve chosen to run for Congress.”
Mr. Wilske has received the endorsement of the Republican Party of San Diego, Combat Veterans for Congress and the Latino American Political Association. He will face seven-term Democratic incumbent Rep. Susan Davis in November.