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April 14th, 2013
 

Santorum in Hospital – Cancels Iowa Appearances

Iowa Caucus winner Rick Santorum was scheduled to be in Iowa on Monday to headline the Iowa Faith and Freedom’s annual spring event, but the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania was admitted to the hospital in South Carolina over the weekend due to an illness.  Santorum was visiting his eldest son who is freshman at the Citadel in Charleston, S.C.

TheIowaRepublican.com was told that Santorum’s condition is not serious, but doctors are keeping him as a precaution.  Before attending the Iowa Faith and Freedom event, Santorum was scheduled to attend a noon event for the John Paul II Medical Research Institute.  Both event will go on as planned despite Santorum’s absence.

Schedule Alert: Santorum Iowa Trip Canceled Due to Illness
Verona, PA – Former Republican presidential candidate and chairman of Patriot Voices Rick Santorum is canceling his scheduled Iowa trip on Monday, April 15 due to an illness.

“While traveling in South Carolina on Saturday, Rick Santorum became ill and was admitted to the hospital for a gastro-intestinal illness and dehydration.  He is feeling better today but remains in the hospital and is unable to travel to Iowa on Monday, April 15 for previously scheduled events.  He is expected to resume a full schedule later this week and looks forward to returning to Iowa soon,” said Virginia Davis, spokesperson for Patriot Voices.

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Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of TheIowaRepublican.com, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country. Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and TheIowaRepublican.com as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states. Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site, TheIowaRepublcian.com. Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing. Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.




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