Santorum visits Tucson for Tea Party event

Santorum visits Tucson for Tea Party event

CREATED Feb 22, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV/AP) - Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is in Tucson to take part in a Tea Party event before heading to Mesa for another debate.

Santorum arrived ahead of any of his rivals for pre-debate campaigning in Arizona, a state that has long been assumed safe for Romney.

Santorum is looking for another upset, while Mitt Romney is hoping to keep his lead as they prepare for the 20th debate of the race for the Republican presidential nomination being held tonight.

Polls have long shown Romney with a solid lead in Arizona, where all 29 delegates at stake are reserved for the top vote-getter in the primary.