Romney in San Diego today

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Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney (Image: AP)

The effects of the national health care law is expected to be the topic of discussion as Mitt Romney speaks in San Diego today.

Romney, who will be speaking at NuVasive, a maker of devices intended to improve spinal care, has said if elected president he would issue an executive order on his first day in office that would pave the way for the federal government to issue waivers on the law’s provisions to all 50 states.

Then he says he would work with Congress to repeal the full legislation as quickly as possible. Romney says he supports allowing states to regulate local insurance markets and care for the poor, uninsured and chronically ill.

Meanwhile, a new survey finds Mitt Romney, who owns a home in La Jolla, leading in Republican support in California. The USC/Los Angeles Times poll find Romney has 42 percent of registered Republican voters in the Golden State.  Rick Santorum  has 23 percent.

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum (Image: AP)

Santorum is rejecting the premise that Romney has virtually locked up the GOP nomination.
Fresh off his big win Saturday in Louisiana, Santorum told a crowd in Racine, Wisconsin that the win  proves the race is far from over.

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