Rick Santorum met with cheers and applause by voters at the Community Christian Academy in Stuart

With one week left until the Florida primary, the GOP candidates for president are busy crisscrossing the state trying to shore up support.  

Fresh from last night's debate, Rick Santorum spent most of his day in South Florida.

The Community Baptist Church was stop number two for the former Pennsylvania Senator, as he continues his long road to try and become the GOP nominee.
 
The first stop today for the Santorum campaign was in Okeechobee. He told the crowd that he's the candidate most like them... A family man with family values. "Ladies and gentlemen, you have a big role to play here," he said.

Then it was on to Stuart, where a crowd of several hundred heard Santorum open with a joke, saying he should have been selling popcorn at last night's debate listening to the back and forth between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.
Without mentioning either man by name, Santorum said Republicans need a candidate who won't be the issue. "It can't be about erratic things people might do or say or flip flop.  It's got to be about the issues in this campaign.  They are just too important."

Santorum said his top priority would be to repeal President Obama's health care programs.  With so many Floridians upside down on their mortgages, the Senator was asked to talk more about his plan to give home sellers a break when selling at a loss.

"Be able to deduct your losses from the sale of your home as a result of selling your home at a loss. Right now, you sell your home at a loss you don't get to take that tax deduction.  We have a lot of people underwater right now and this would soften and cushion that blow and do something to start clearing the market and start clearing some of the loans out there that are in default."

Santorum also told the crowd that this is not a two-candidate race, as the media has portrayed it for months.

"First it was Romney/Pawlenty, then Romney/Bachmann, Romney/Perry then Romney/Cain."

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