FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 4, 2016
Contact: Patrick Mara
WASHINGTON – On Saturday, January 2, Senator Rick Santorum became the ninth Republican candidate for President of the United States to qualify for the ballot at the March 12, 2016 District of Columbia Republican state party convention. The DC Republican Party issued the following statement on Senator Santorum’s official qualification onto the District of Columbia Republican Ballot:
DC Republican Party Chairman José Cunningham said, “Rick Santorum had an amazing run for President in 2012. He came from behind to collect more Delegates than anyone except for the eventual nominee.” Cunningham continued, “Senator Santorum might not only be a come-from-behind underdog in this election, but he is a former two term member of the United States Senate who held the third-ranking leadership position as chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. The Senator’s work on welfare reform; leadership on religious freedom; and fiscal conservative record during his time in the Senate will make him an appealing candidate to a number of District voters.”
Santorum’s District of Columbia Republican Party ballot access is ninth following Dr. Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Governor John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Governor Chris Christie, Governor Jeb Bush and Senator Marco Rubio. The District of Columbia ballot access deadline for Republican Presidential candidates is January 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST.
The District of Columbia Republican Party State Convention will be held onSaturday, March 12, 2016, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at a site yet to be determined in Washington, DC. Candidates will compete for 16 proportionately allocated Delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, where the Republican candidate for President of the United States will be officially nominated. In addition to selecting Presidential candidates and 16 Delegates at the March 12 convention, District of Columbia Republicans registered to vote in DC by January 1, 2016, will also have the opportunity to select 16 Alternates to the Republican National Convention.
For further information or comments, contact Patrick Mara at (202) 863-5394 orPatrick.Mara@dcgop.com.
The DC Republican Party Committee is made up of registered Republicans living throughout the District of Columbia in all eight wards who are nominated and elected to serve as members. The party is lead by Chairman José Cunningham, National Committeeman Bob Kabel, National Committeewoman Jill Homan and other members of the Executive Committee.
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