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April 13 Radio Smart Talk - Pennsylvania’s April 24 primary could have been a contender. It wouldn’t have matched the intensity and excitement of the 2008 matchup between Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, but all signs were pointing toward a tight contest between Republicans Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.
Romney even bought nearly $3 million worth of TV advertising already.
But then, suddenly, it was over. Earlier this week, Santorum held a press conference in Gettysburg to announce he was leaving the race, leaving Romney as the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee.
On Friday’s Radio Smart Talk, we’ll look back at Santorum’s surprisingly successful campaign for the White House, and map out what Pennsylvania voters can expect to see and hear over the next few months. We’ll also discuss how the lack of a contested presidential contest will affect down-ballot races, like the Republican Senate primary.
The show’s guests: Pennsylvania Public Radio’s Mary Wilson, NPR’s Don Gonyea, and the National Journal’s Alex Roarty.
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