Florida’s primary: voting on the issues

Pastor Bryan Longworth and his kids

 BY TORI ROLLINS

On Jan. 31, Republicans were at the polls voting for who they feel should ultimately represent them in the presidential election. Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich were on the ballot. While Mitt Romney won, other candidates had supporters as well.

Pastor Bryan Longworth of Covenant Tabernacle Church in Port St. Lucie, stood at the polls for his candidate, Rick Santorum. Longworth and his children could be seen on the sidewalk in front of the Knights of Columbus in Port Saint Lucie, rallying for Santorum.

“He is the most conservative candidate,” said Longworth, who is pro-life. He said that he was voting for Santorum because of the Personhood Pledge.

Santorum signed the Personhood Pledge from Personhood USA, as did Newt Gingrich. The Personhood pledge defines an unborn baby as a person who has the right to be protected by a series of God-given rights and constitutional guarantees such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Wendy Welch, 44-year-old Republican, voted for Mitt Romney.

“I like what he stands for,”  she said, citing his stance on marriage. “Marriage should be between a man and woman.”

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