Ricky down in the polls again
Bunch: The surge is over:
"PoliticsPA has learned that the Quinnipiac poll to be released Thursday morning will show Senator Rick Santorum trailing Bob Casey Jr. 36- 49."
Here's a new "so-so" Santorum ad.
"The Association of Trial Lawyers of America Political Action Committee unveiled a statewide television and web campaign (trickyrickysantorum.com ) \non Thursday aimed at educating Pennsylvanians as to U.S. Senator Rick Santorum\'s \nefforts to restrict the rights of women.
Santorum is the key sponsor of \none of the two anti-patient bills the Senate will consider next week – \nlegislation that would place a $250,000 limit on damages an injured patient can \nseek from a negligent OB-GYN, regardless of the degree of negligence or the pain \nand suffering inflicted. The \nproposal could prove catastrophic to women, whose lives are being devalued by \nSantorum and other proponents, but a windfall for insurance companies who stand \nto benefit from lower pay-outs.
"Sen. Santorum\'s \none-size-fits-all approach to the problem of medical malpractice is nothing but \na pay-off to the insurance industry at the expense of the health and safety of \nthe people of Pennsylvania,\'\' said ATLA \nPresident Ken Suggs. "Rick Santorum has a choice – he can stand up \nfor Pennsylvania or he can sell \nout to the giant insurance industry. There is no middle ground.\'\' \n
Santorum\'s support and leadership \non this legislation exposes him as a hypocrite since his wife filed a \nmalpractice suit against a chiropractor several years ago seeking a $500,000 \naward – twice the amount a victim would be able to obtain under his bill from an \nOB/GYN.
"Rick Santorum is sending a very \nclear message to the women of \nPennsylvania that if they are \nvictims of an OB-GYN\'s negligence, their \ninjuries are less significant than his wife\'s," said Suggs.
During a teleconference today to \nannounce the TV ads, Linda Hobkirk told the story of Rosalyn Patterson, a \nPhiladelphia victim of OB-GYN \nmedical malpractice.",1] ); //--> ) on Thursday aimed at educating Pennsylvanians as to U.S. Senator Rick Santorum's efforts to restrict the rights of women."