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Waukesha County GOPers hear from Romney, Santorum

By Kay Nolan, March 31, 2012

Kay Nolan is a contributing writer for WisPolitics.com. This article ran in the March 31, 2012 issue.

Aside from Scott Walker, others speaking at the Waukesha County Lincoln Reagan Dinner were presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, along with U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, and Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus.

Romney steered clear of Wisconsin references in his remarks, except to chuckle at the fact that speedskater Derek Parra of California, whom Romney chose to help carry the American flag during the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, was able to “beat a bunch of guys from Michigan and Wisconsin and Minnesota.”

Romney called Walker a hero, but did not talk about the Wisconsin recall or collective bargaining.