Posted by | March 14, 2012 22:27 | Filed under: Top Stories

Rick Santorum hasn’t been in favor of statehood for Puerto Rico in as unqualified a way as Mitt Romney.

Santorum was in San Juan campaigning for Sunday’s GOP presidential primary. He met with Gov. Luis Fortuno, who is backing Santorum rival Mitt Romney and held town hall events with veterans and local business leaders.

Fortuno backs Romney in large part because the former Massachusetts governor has expressed support for Puerto Rico becoming a state. Santorum has expressed reservations, telling reporters Wednesday that a simple majority in the fall referendum wouldn’t be a convincing statement that islanders wanted Puerto Rico become the 51st state.

By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.