The LuLac Edition #1997, March 25th, 2012
An apt message as Rick Santorum signs an autograph for a political fan.
SANTORUM DOMINATES LOUISIANA
Rick Santorum won the Louisiana primary Saturday, solidifying his support among conservatives in the Deep South as he faces a tough next couple of weeks in state competitions that are predicted to favor frontrunner Mitt Romney. The former Pennsylvania senator won 49 percent of the vote, with Romney coming in second with 27 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in third with 17 percent and Texas Rep. Ron Paul finishing last with 6 percent. The statement also mentioned Romney was "very pleased" to receive over 25 percent of the vote, as it allowed him to win some of the state's delegates. Only 20 of Louisiana's 46 delegates were awarded in the primary, as most of the others will be selected at the Louisiana state GOP convention in June. Romney picked up five of these delegates, raising his total of 568. Santorum grabbed 10 and now has 273. The candidates now head into April 3 contests in Maryland, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. The key contest is expected to be in Wisconsin, which has Swing State status, with Maryland and the District largely Democratic territories. In addition, Santorum is not on the District ballot. Santorum has now won 11 states, while Romney has won 20 states or territories. Gingrich has won two states, while Paul has not won any.
Matt Cartwright talks with a supporter at an event in Luzerne County. In the background you can see Democratic operative Bob Caruso and County Council candidate from '11 Eileen Sorokas.
Matt Cartwright at the opening of his campaign office in Wilkes Barre.
CARTWRIGHT OPENS OFFICE
Matt Cartwright, the local Democratic candidate for Congress in the 17th district has opened an office In downtown Wilkes Barre. The office is located at 15 Public Square, and can use all the volunteers they can get. Cartwright is associated with the Munley Law Firm in both Scranton and Wilkes Barre. He has been a fixture on local TV doing “The :Law and You” segment on WYOU and WBRE TV. Plus Cartwright has a vision to represent the new 17th district as a Democrat’s Democrat.
LUPAS BACK IN TOWN
Apparently Attorney Anthony Lupas is back in town at his Plains Township home. However the local Sheriff’;s Department is having a heck of a time serving him with papers regarding a Ponzi scheme he allegedly used to bilk victims out of their life savings. Luzerne County’s poor man’s Bernie Madoff cracked the door open for a WNEP TV reporter the other day but hasn’t let anyone in as of post time.