Rick Snubs Tea Partiers in Kansas

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Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during the election night rally at the Steubenville High School gymnasium on March 6, 2012 in Steubenville, Ohio. With over 400 delegates up for grabs voters in ten states went to the polls on Super Tuesday in the continuing fight for the Republican presidential nomination.

Unlike Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum is focusing his campaigning energy on Kansas, which will hold its GOP caucus this weekend. The presidential candidate has his work cut out for him, as local Tea Partiers expressed frustration with his decision to pass up their rally in Topeka to speak at an airport in Wichita. Still, he's predicted to rake in a lot of votes from pro-life activists, including leaders of Kansans for Life. His campaign is putting a lot of stock in Kansas as Rick's big chance to move ahead of front-runner Mitt Romney.