Red, White and Blue
In Wisconsin, Romney links Santorum to 'big labor'
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (left) drew strong support from conservative Republicans. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (right) leaves Iowa with his image of inevitability intact. Image by Associated Press
LACROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney is attacking rival Rick Santorum as a friend of "big labor" as they campaign in Wisconsin, where a fight over labor unions is fueling a bitter recall effort aimed at Gov. Scott Walker.
Santorum, in turn, is aligning himself with the embattled Republican governor, a play for a party base that he hopes will carry him to victory in the GOP presidential primary on Tuesday.
Romney is pointing to union-friendly votes by the former Pennsylvania senator.
His swing back from confronting President Barack Obama to attacking his main rival comes as a Marquette University poll shows him overtaking Santorum in Wisconsin.