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Rick Santorum Hits Batting Cages In Louisiana (VIDEO)

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GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum showed off his swing on Sunday, taking a little batting practice while campaigning in Louisiana.

(Video below)

Santorum tweeted out a link to the video, shot by Kasie Hunt of the Associated Press:


Rick Santorum
Had fun in batting cages w fmr LSU coach and AD Skip Bertman at LSU/MSU baseball game.

The former Pennsylvania senator later attended a baseball game between LSU and Mississippi State, taking time out to greet supporters and sign autographs.

Santorum has used America's favorite pastime on the campaign trail before. Last year, Santorum played in an 1870s-style baseball game in Iowa -- in full costume.

Santorum faces a difficult month of campaigning ahead. He's planning to get out of Illinois and return to his home state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, as the Land of Lincoln holds its primary. Polling in Illinois shows Santorum likely losing to Mitt Romney there, and Santorum's move suggests something of a retreat.

Louisiana may be Santorum's best chance to pick up valuable delegates going into a number of April contests -- in states such as Wisconsin, Connecticut and New York -- where he is predicted to be the underdog. Voters will head to the polls to cast ballots in Louisiana's primary on March 24.

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