Santorum Met by Large NH Crowds, Not All Supportive
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MANCHESTER, N.H. – GOP contender Rick Santorum, fresh off a second-place victory in Iowa, was met with curiosity and sometimes animosity in New Hampshire Friday, as the former Pennsylvania senator tried to prove he was not a one-note social conservat ...

Daily Kos Polling Wrap: Data deluge leaves mixed message about size of Santorum bounce
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Rick Santorum is on the march. Or, his post-Iowa bounce is much ado about nothing, and Mitt Romney is still indisputably the frontrunner on the Republican side of the presidential ledger. If you were looking for clarity, today's mini-monsoon of poll ...

Santorum fundraising surge continues
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Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Rick Santorum's strong second place finish in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses keeps paying dividends. The former senator from Pennsylvania's presidential campaign confirms that they've raised over $2 million in fundraising t ...

Santorum Tries To Connect With N.H. Voters
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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum nearly won the Iowa caucuses on the strength of his retail campaigning across all of the state's counties — and his connection with Christian conservative voters. Now he's in New Hampshire, with just days to go ...

Rick Santorum says: Behave or pay more for health insurance
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Sick? It's your own dang fault. (Gage Skidmore) Michael Gerson, the former Bush speechwriter, is delighted by the rise of Rick Santorum in the contest for the GOP presidential nomination. This guy, Gerson tells us , is of the compassionate conservat ...

Santorum targets South Carolina, a must-win primary
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By Michael J.W. Stickings He'll lose in New Hampshire, Romney's backyard, likely very badly, but the future for Rick Santorum is not granite but palmetto. Yes, South Carolina is next up after New Hampshire. It will hold its open primary on Jan. 21, ...

N.H. polls show Romney in lead, but a Santorum bounce
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(CNN) - Two polls released Friday show Mitt Romney maintaining his double-digit lead in New Hampshire, with Ron Paul keeping hold of the second-place spot. Rick Santorum, who surged from the back of the pack to come within 8 votes of winning the Iowa ...

CNN: Mitt Romney leads, Rick Santorum surges in South Carolina
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CNN poll shows good news for Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum (Bryan Snyder/Reuters)   ORC for CNN and Time ( PDF ). January 4-5, 2012. Likely Republican primary voters. ±4.5%. (11/29-12/6 results.) Romney: 37 (20) Santorum: 19 (4) Gingrich: 18 (43) Pa ...

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!
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From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late night snark? Sure, why not. "How about that Rick Santorum? He came in second because he is the anti-Romney. Wait a minute---I thought Mitt Romney was the anti-Romney." ---David Letterman - "Everything about Romney ...

Santorum: Trim Social Security now even if painful (AP)
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AP - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum called Friday for immediate cuts to Social Security benefits, risking the wrath of older voters and countless others who balk at changes to the entitlement program. ...

Rick Santorum says we should cut Social Security benefits, starting immediately
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Have some more austerity, Mr. Doe. AP via TPM : Risking the wrath of older voters, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is calling for immediate cuts to Social Security benefits and says the country can't wait to phase in reductions as mo ...

Santorum May Need A Photo-Op Reload On Gun-Rights Issue
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A Thursday visit to Rick Santorum's South Carolina headquarters suggested that the Republican presidential candidate may need to go beyond that Iowa photo op of himself pheasant hunting in a bright orange hat and vest to quell some gun owners' concer ...

Former Abramoff-Linked Lobbyist Helps Santorum in South Carolina
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A one-time Senate aide turned lobbyist who pleaded guilty to fraud in the wake of the Jack Abramoff scandal has been spearheading former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's presidential campaign in South Carolina in advance of the state's pivotal Jan. ...

A Catholic SuperPAC comes out for Rick Santorum
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Conservative Catholics love Santorum (Bryan Snyder/Reuters) Dave Weigel : Catholic Vote, Deal Hudson's group -- an outgrowth of the George W. Bush campaign's Catholic outreach -- has endorsed Santorum, with its current president admitting that it sh ...

Paul Ruth: Why Rick Santorum Is a Threat to Romney and Obama
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With his calm and quiet demeanor, Rick Santorum has taken the nomination race by storm, becoming the most exciting candidate the Republicans have. ...

Students give Rick Santorum hard time on marriage equality
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Really pretty brutal opposition Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum got from students in Concord, NH on the topic of marriage equality (the law of the land in that state, by the way). Santorum gets rather testy as the crowd just refuses to ...

Love Only Thy Neighbor
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It's hard to keep a straight face when Rick Santorum says he is the most electable of the Republican candidates. "We need bold colors, not pale pastels," Santorum said last week in Iowa. "Ladies and gentlemen, be bold. Do not have a pyrrhic victory n ...

Santorum Speak
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Rick Santorum, speaking to a white audience in Sioux City, Iowa: “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.” After his win in Iowa, Santor ...

Paul deploys son to criticize Santorum (AP)
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AP - Republican Ron Paul had his son verbally attack Rick Santorum, advancing a trend of using candidate family members as presidential campaign surrogates. ...

Paul Laughs Off Santorum's Rise
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NASHUA, N.H. -- Texas Rep. Ron Paul on Friday dismissed Republican presidential rival Rick Santorum as being insufficiently conservative, predicting GOP voters would cool on... ...

Rick Santorum on health reform: 'Get rid of Medicare' agency
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Rick Santorum spouting crap, as usual. (Bryan Snyder/Reuters) Rick Santorum wants to go even further than just privatizing Medicare : Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he not only supports privatizing Medicare, but wants to elimin ...

CNN/Time Poll: Romney and Santorum soar in South Carolina
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(CNN) - Mitt Romney's numbers in South Carolina are surging, and he now has a solid lead over his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a new survey of likely GOP primary voters in the Palmetto state. And a CNN/Time/ORC Inte ...

Pro-Santorum PAC in S.C. for $190k
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UPDATE: Red, White and Blue will run ads in Greenville, Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina supported by $190,000 starting this weekend. The group says it spent a total of $537,000 in Iowa. Washington (CNN) - A group supporting Rick Santorum's pr ...

New Hampshire Polls: Mitt's Support Steady
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WASHINGTON -- After finishing in a near-tie with former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum in the Iowa Caucuses on Tuesday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's polling... ...

Santorum Calls For Immediate Cuts To Social Security
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KEENE, N.H. -- Risking the wrath of older voters, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is calling for immediate cuts to Social Security benefits and says... ...

Santorum Sharpens Aim at Romney
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After his strong showing in Iowa, Rick Santorum is seeking to erode Romney's substantial lead by drawing distinctions in policy and background for GOP voters. Patrick O'Connor has details on Campaign Journal. ...

As Senator, Rick Santorum Was Obsessed With Women's Reproduction
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WASHINGTON -- Surging Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum appeared to have a cause that reemerged repeatedly when he was a United States senator and it... ...

Rick Santorum in 2005: Double Talk on Tort Reform?
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A vicious political ad was released today in South Carolina by Ron Paul’s campaign targeting Sen. Rick Santorum. The ad’s text:  “Don’t be fooled…Rick Santorum,  a record of betrayal….another serial hypocrite who can’t be trusted.” Those are certainl ...

Rick Santorum Says by the Time He Had Campaign Cash, All the N.H. TV Time Was Bought Up
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Call it the perils of the late (albeit well-timed) surge. Former Senator Rick Santorum told ABC News that although his campaign has raised more than $2 million since his strong showing in Iowa, the cash came too late to get any TV ads on in... ...

Heated Exchange Exposes Santorum’s Hurdles in New Hampshire
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Concord, New Hampshire The frantic pace of the presidential primary calendar doesn’t allow for long victory laps. “Game on,” a triumphant Rick Santorum declared Tuesday night in Iowa, but by that time the expectations game in New Hampshire was alread ...

It's All Politics, Jan. 5, 2012
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With Mitt Romney savoring his landslide win in Iowa and Rick Santorum coming out of nowhere to reach the top tier, the scene now switches to New Hampshire where Ron Elving and Ken Rudin were camped out to discuss what's next in the battle for the Rep ...

SEE IT: Santorum booed after comparing gay marriage to polygamy 
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Rick Santorum isn't exactly getting the warm welcome he received in Iowa. The Republican presidential candidate was booed Thursday in Concord, N.H., following an edgy back-and-forth with college students about same-sex marriage. ...

Santorum Denies McCain Charge He Was a Big Spender in Congress
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DUBLIN, N.H. - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum today defended his record on earmarks and dismissed Sen. John McCain's accusations that he was a big spender during his 16 years in Congress. ...

GOP Tally in Iowa Called Faulty
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A caucus leader in Iowa thinks he spotted a mistake that would erase Mitt Romney's eight-vote margin of victory and make Rick Santorum the winner. ...

Ad: Paul Accuses Santorum of 'Record of Betrayal'
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The air wars are heating up in South Carolina, and Rick Santorum’s newfound momentum has brought new criticism. Ron Paul will hit Santorum with an aggressive new ad that accused the former senator of being a “corporate lobbyist and Washington politic ...

The Caucus: Santorum Heads to South Carolina on Sunday
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Former Senator Rick Santorum is joining the crowd and sprinting down to South Carolina for a couple of events even as the New Hampshire primary continues to heat up. ...

Santorum's Illinois Ties Spark Division In State He Once Called Home
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Though GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is perhaps best known for having represented Pennsylvania in Congress, his ties to the state of Illinois run surprisingly... ...

Meghan McCain Blasts Santorum Over 'Dated' And 'Gross' Opposition To Key Issue
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Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), criticized Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum for his opposition to gay marriage Friday on MSNBC. "There's a... ...

Report: Santorum raises $2 million in two days since Iowa caucuses
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Report: Santorum raises $2 million in two days since Iowa caucuses A bounce of momentum in the polls isn’t the only thing that candidates can get after winning the Iowa caucuses. Rick Santorum’s campaign has pulled in $2 million in the two days since ...

Romney, Santorum lead South Carolina 
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The race is on. Rick Santorum’s near-upset win in Iowa has propelled him to within just three points of frontrunner Mitt Romney in South Carolina - the state that has predicted the GOP nominee correctly since 1980. ...

Rick Santorum-Linked Universal Health Services Facility: Fraud, Assault And Alleged 'Exorcism'
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WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) has become a top-tier candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in recent weeks by appealing to evangelical voters... ...

Santorum’s homophobia doesn’t play well in New Hampshire
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GOP Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum‘s homophobia may play well in Iowa but it ran head on into the boo birds in Concord, New Hampshire. Trying to defend his anti-homosexual agenda and even equating it with polygamy, Santroum faced hoots, boos and ...

Santorum: trim Social Security now even if painful (AP)
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AP - GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is wading into politically risky waters by saying Social Security benefits should be reduced immediately rather than on a delayed basis. ...

On Taxes, Santorum Draws Sharp Contrast With Romney
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If there’s any doubt that  insurgent GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is gunning for the mantle of blue-collar conservative, just take a gander at his tax plan:  Families with children would receive triple the current tax exemption, and compa ...

The Caucus: Santorum Concedes He Is Unlikely to Win in New Hampshire
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"Well, 39 points in five days is a bit of a tough one to do," Rick Santorum told a scrum of reporters. ...

Same-Sex Marriage Follows Santorum Around New Hampshire
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DUBLIN, N.H. -- Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum hosted a town hall meeting at the Dublin School on Friday afternoon, once again having to field... ...

Santorum compares homosexuality to polygamy
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By Michael J.W. Stickings Nothing new here. This is Rick " man-on-dog " Santorum, after all. But it nonetheless deserves repeating, now that he's a big-time Republican gobbling up media attention after a surge that led him to a tie ( if not a win ) ...

An Old Loss Dogs Surging Santorum
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Among the biggest challenges facing Rick Santorum's quest for the Republican nomination is this: Can he explain away the crushing defeat received the last time he sought elected office? ...

Santorum Picks Up Steam in the Palmetto State
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Judging from the latest Rasmussen poll of South Carolina Republicans, Rick Santorum’s near-win in Iowa has generated a huge amount of momentum for the former Pennsylvania senator. ...

Romney Keeps Wide Lead in New Hampshire
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A new Rasmussen survey in New Hampshire finds Mitt Romney with a very large lead at 42%, followed by Ron Paul at 18%, Rick Santorum at 13% and Jon Hunstman at 12%. "Given his lead, Romney appears comfortably ahead since 61% of primary voters in the G ...

Poll: Santorum edging up in New Hampshire
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Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Four days before the Granite State's first-in-the-nation primary, a new survey indicates that Mitt Romney remains the overwhelming frontrunner, and that Rick Santorum has cracked double digits. According to a Suffolk ...

Gap closing between Mitt and the Not Romneys
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Gallup's national daily tracking poll since it launched on December 5, 2011: On Dec. 5, the gap between Mitt and the Not Romneys stood at 31 percent. Today, it's 13 percent. Romney is up 5 percent since December 5 and the Not Romneys are down 13 per ...

Santorum Dismisses Story of Error that 'Cost' him Iowa Victory
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In an interview with Fox News Channel’s Greta van Susteren, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum pooh-poohed any idea that he actually won the Iowa Caucus, an assertion some supporters are making after one caucus attendee reported an apparent cl ...

The Caucus: Spotlight Shines on Santorum, Rough Edges and All
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Campaigning in New Hampshire, Rick Santorum is displaying the spunk and charm that sustained him in Iowa, but also the lack of polish of a candidate who has had little public scrutiny. ...

Evangelicals Discuss 'Encouraging' Gingrich And Perry To Get Behind Santorum
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A prominent evangelical said Friday that if Rick Santorum continues to surge in the polls and does well in New Hampshire and South Carolina, Christian... ...

Santorum Logic on Contraception, Homosexuality
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Personally, Rick Santorum is opposed to contraception. Policy-wise, he wouldn’t vote to ban it for anyone. But he doesn’t think the courts have any business stepping in, either way. A lot has been made of Rick Santorum’s perceived opposition to contr ...

Santorum spars with growing crowds
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MANCHESTER, N.H. — A clear sign of Rick Santorum’s rise to the top tier: He’s drawing bigger — and occasionally more hostile — crowds. A clear sign of how abrupt and unexpected that rise was, even for the former Pennsylvania senator’s own staff: His ...

Under Media Glare, Santorum's Record Draws Closer Look
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After GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum triumped in the Iowa caucuses this week, his stand against birth control and his links to the lobbying industry are coming under scrutiny. ...

Santorum: McCain's the insider
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(CNN) – Rick Santorum threw John McCain's "insider" charge back at the Arizona senator Friday, saying McCain was more of a Washington animal than he had ever been. "I think it's sort of funny that John McCain has served in the Senate longer than I di ...

Poll: N.H. Republicans Warming to Santorum
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Rick Santorum climbed to 11% support among likely GOP voters in New Hampshire, according to the latest Suffolk University tracking poll. ...

Anderson Cooper Calls Out Santorum For Changing His Tune
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Anderson Cooper discussed controversial comments made by GOP candidate Rick Santorum on his CNN show Thursday night. Cooper ran video clips to highlight that Santorum... ...

Santorum did take earmarks, but he wasn't the only one
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Washington (CNN) - When Rick Santorum gives his prescription for pulling the country out of financial crisis, he emphatically focuses on runaway government spending. "We have to do it in the areas where the deficit has been created, that is spending, ...

Romney supports school vouchers and standardized testing
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Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential candidate who edged out an eight-vote victory over Rick Santorum in the Iowa caucuses, has a long track record on education that includes standardized testing and accountability, charter schools and school vouchers. ...

Democrats on Santorum's Rise: Whatever
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The headlines out of Iowa this week told the story of an underdog ex-senator clawing his way to the top of the GOP field, getting nearly as many votes as Mitt Romney did in the caucus. But Democrats are largely ignoring Rick Santorum. Instead, they’v ...

Why Santorum's 'Google Problem' Remains
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If you Google Rick Santorum, one of the top returns is a scatological sexual reference. It was created back in 2003, when writer Dan Savage asked his readers to make up something disgusting and sexual to link to Santorum. It was a response to Santoru ...

Can Santorum Rebound From Crushing 2006 Defeat?
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Rick Santorum lost his Senate seat in 2006 in spectacular fashion and opponents and voters question whether he can carry his home state of Pennsylvania and defeat President Obama. Naftali Bendavid has details on The News Hub. Photo: AP ...

Mitt Romney may not have actually won Iowa after all
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Nate Silver, while noting that it doesn't really matter from a substantive perspective, points out that Iowa may not have actually been won by Mitt Romney after all: Mr. Romney’s victory is unofficial — the counties have up to two weeks from the cau ...

Santorum Channeling Pat Buchanan Faces a Changed New Hampshire
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Rick Santorum, working to channel the populist success of Patrick Buchanan in New Hampshire, may be unable to recreate the coalition he needs to finish strong in the state’s Jan. 10 Republican presidential primary. ...

WATCH: Matthews' Fiery Debate With Gay Former Santorum Aide
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Chris Matthews had a fiery chat with a former openly gay aide to Rick Santorum, the Republican presidential candidate who has an infamously frosty relationship... ...

Rick Santorum: The Underdog With A Loud Bark
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Rick Santorum's surprisingly strong showing in the Iowa caucuses was less of a surprise in his home state of Pennsylvania. There he's known as a master-campaigner who's at his best when he's an underdog. But his conservative social views have hurt hi ...

When Working with Democrats Was a Good Thing
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BuzzFeed : "Rick Santorum's intensely partisan tone helped him nearly win the Iowa Caucuses. But in 2006, he was struggling to appeal to Pennsylvania independents. In this hilarious wrestling-themed ad , Santorum touts working with liberal icons Bar ...

Santorum shrugs off report of Iowa vote errors (AP)
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AP - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum shrugged off reports late Thursday that the vote count from Iowa's caucuses might be wrong, saying the errors appear not to change the fact that he and Mitt Romney were nearly tied. ...

Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: Dueling pollsters debate the size of the Santorum surge
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A trio of national polls exploring the GOP primary hit our eyes on Thursday. If you are rooting for Romney or supporting Santorum, you can find a poll to fit your meme out of that smattering of data. Take your pick: Holy smokes! Santorum is on fire! ...

Father and Son: The Pauls Return to the Trail
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Texas Rep. Ron Paul swept back into New Hampshire Friday predicting he will do "very well" in Tuesday's GOP presidential primary, as his son took not-so-veiled swipes at Rick Santorum. ...

FiveThirtyEight: Romney Leads South Carolina Polls
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New polls in South Carolina give Mitt Romney a comfortable lead, with Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich in a battle for second. ...

Will Kryder: Mitt's Battle: How Santorum, Gingrich and Paul Are Good for Romney and Hurt Obama
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Even viewed through the most favorable lens, Romney's Iowa victory was too close for comfort - ensuring that the field will remain somewhat competitive at least through South Carolina. Yet there is a strong case that a protracted primary actually hel ...

NH-2012 Primary: 40% Romney, 17% Paul, 11% Santorum (Suffolk 1/4-5)
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Suffolk 1/4-5/12; 500 likely Republican primary voters Mode: Live telephone interviews Suffolk release New Hampshire 2012 President: Republican Primary 40% Romney 17% Paul 11% Santorum... ...

Report: Tiny Miscalculation Might Have Slightly Skewed Iowa Caucuses Count
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One caucusgoer is sure Mitt Romney was given 20 more votes than he should have gotten. Since Rick Santorum was reportedly just eight votes behind, that little miscalculation could mean a lot. But state GOP officials doubt the outcome will change. ...

Santorum calls for "Jesus candidate"
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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum says "we need someone who believes in something more than themselves" ...

Romney Focused on Making History in New Hampshire
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Sara Murray on Campaign Journal reports from Manchester, New Hampshire on how GOP front-runner Mitt Romney plans to maintain his solid lead in the granite state and make history by being the first candidate to win both that state and Iowa. ...

Policies Somewhat Different From Those I Favor Will Kill Us All
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I'm sure I'm not alone in finding Rick Santorum a uniquely repellent figure among contemporary Republicans, someone who combines standard-issue objectionable positions on things like economics with a level of reactionary venom on social issues that i ...

Iowa Count Questions to Be Answered — In Two Weeks
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Could the Appanoose County vote count change the course of 2012 Iowa caucus history, erasing Mitt Romney's 8-vote lead and awarding a win to Rick Santorum? Eh, probably not. But maybe. We'll all know in two weeks. ...

Analysis: Rick Santorum Struggles to Transition to Major Candidate, Flubs National Motto
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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Rick Santorum’s transition from scrappy Iowa underdog to national contender hit some bumps in his first full day campaigning in New Hampshire since his near-upset in the Hawkeye State. At the first stop we covered today, at the Mer ...

Santorum Draws Boos From College Crowd for Opposing Gay Marriage
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Rick Santorum anticipated he would be pressed on his conservative views on same-sex marriage and legalizing marijuana, and the college crowd in Concord, New Hampshire, didn’t disappoint him. ...

Santorum the Moderate
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Windham, New Hampshire— Rick Santorum, the darling of the cultural-religious right, came here last night for a town-hall question-and-answer session with 500 eager listeners, only to find that his questioners were so far to his right that he was comp ...

Rick Santorum: 'We Always Need a Jesus Candidate'
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WINDHAM, N.H. – Rick Santorum addressed his largest crowd ever Thursday evening while speaking at an event set up by a tea party group, the 9/12 project. Santorum addressed the crowd and and took questions for almost two hours, as more than 600 peopl ...

Santorum faces skeptics as he seeks votes in NH (AP)
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AP - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum faced skepticism about his support for gun rights and engaged in a hostile exchange over gay marriage Thursday, all the while emphasizing a conservative record that he acknowledges is imperfect. ...

Rick Santorum Rakes In Campaign Cash, Plans 'Major' South Carolina Ad Buy
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ABC News’ Michael Falcone, Jake Tapper and Shushannah Walshe report: MANCHESTER, N.H. — Enjoying a wave of momentum from his near-win in the Iowa caucuses, Rick Santorum’s campaign is raising money faster than ever before. A Santorum aide tells ABC N ...

Ask A.B.: Santorum's Iowa Surprise
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The Hill’s A.B. Stoddard sits down with John Feehery and Peter Fenn of The Hill's Pundits Blog to discuss Rick Santorum’s near win in the Iowa caucuses and to look ahead to future Republican contests. ...

Santorum tangles with Gingrich, same-sex marriage supporters
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Concord, NH (CNN) - Perhaps it's the decidedly non-Iowan terrain. But Rick Santorum is off to a bumpy ride in New Hampshire. First, Newt Gingrich diminished Santorum's role in Congress, suggesting Thursday the former Pennsylvania Senator was a "junio ...

Rick Santorum Gets Booed After Heated Back-and-Forth on Same-Sex Marriage at New Hampshire College Event
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Rick Santorum was booed after a lengthy back-and-forth with several students in Concord, N.H., on the issue of same-sex marriage, which is legal in New Hampshire.  As Santorum addressed a group of college students, one asked him how same-sex marriage ...

Super PAC supporting Santorum to become more active
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Washington (CNN) - A group supporting Rick Santorum’s presidential bid is gearing up to become more active as the former senator sees his political fortunes on the rise after a surprise second place finish in the Iowa caucuses. The super PAC Red, Whi ...

Santorum's Catholic Problem
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Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is a darling of the Christian right, and made a tremendous showing among evangelicals in the Iowa caucuses. But Santorum... ...

Typo May Give Iowa Caucus Win to Santorum
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WINDHAM, N.H. -- Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum said he was "not surprised to hear" that the vote total for ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney may... ...

Rick Santorum Unclear On Medical Marijuna Laws
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At a campaign stop in Concord, N.H. on Thursday, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum spent more than an hour sparring with college students over everything... ...

Uneven as a Senator, Santorum Not Perceived as Presidential
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It's typical in Washington to look at a Senator and see a president; Rick Santorum elicited no such illusions during a 12-year Senate career that ended in 2007. ...

Santorum shrugs off report of Iowa vote errors
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Iowa Republican party tells Santorum of 2 reported errors, but candidate dismisses them as insignificant ...

Santorum Sharpens Aim at Romney
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Riding a bump in national polls after his strong showing in Iowa, Santorum sought to erode Romney's substantial lead by drawing distinctions in policy and background for GOP voters here and nationwide. ...

Santorum Building a War Chest
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Rick Santorum's presidential campaign raised $2 million in the last 48 hours, ABC News reports. As a result, the campaign is already making a "major" ad buy in South Carolina ahead of the state's January 21 primary. ...

Counting error means Santorum may have won Iowa caucuses
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By Michael J.W. Stickings Yes, believe it or not. Remember how close it was the other night ? At one point Romney and Santorum were separated by just a single vote (with just less than 60,000 between the two of them), and, in the end, so we thought, ...

Santorum: Gay Marriage Leads to Polygamy
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Rick Santorum might be a lot of things, but this is for sure: he isn't afraid of a controversy. Fresh off the heels of a near victory at the Iowa caucuses, the 2012 contender didn't hold back his thoughts on marriage equality at a convention. ...

Santorum Notes N.H. Quirk: Lots of Politicians
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Candidate Rick Santorum drew big laughs at a town hall meeting Thursday night when he commented on a New Hampshire quirk: Everyone and their brother - and mother for that matter - seems to have held elected office. ...

Santorum, students tangle over same-sex marriage
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Rick Santorum engages in a sometimes testy exchange over same-sex marriage with a group of college students during a campaign appearance in New Hampshire. ...

Santorum Surge Goes National
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A new Rasmussen survey taken the night after the Iowa caucuses, shows Mitt Romney again in first place nationally among Republican voters with 29%, followed by Rick Santorum at 21%. If Santorum can gain enough momentum to finish second in New Hampshi ...

John McCain Continues to Do Mitt Romney's Dirty Work, Hits Rick Santorum on Earmark Spending
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – On his second day as a member of Team Romney, Sen. John McCain continued to assail former Sen. Rick Santorum for supporting so-called “pork barrel spending.” “Believe me, earmark spending is the gateway to corruption, and that was ...

Spotlight Shines On Late Riser Rick Santorum
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Rick Santorum's late rise in the Iowa polls after months in the low single digits has let him skip a lot of scrutiny from the media and his opponents. A look at some of his more noteworthy positions during his years in the U.S. Senate. ...

Major Catholic group backs Santorum
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(CNN) - Rick Santorum, who frequently talks about his faith on the campaign trail, received the backing of a major Catholic group on Thursday. CatholicVote.org, which bills itself as a non-partisan grassroots lobbying organization of "committed Catho ...

Earmarks Carry Risk for Santorum
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On the campaign trail, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum talks up his role in overhauling welfare laws and curbing abortion rights. Less mentioned is the money he procured to fund home-state projects. ...

Santorum Defends Infamous 'Man On Dog' Comments
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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum defended his infamous 2003 comments on homosexuality and "man on dog" sex Wednesday night in an interview with CNN's John... ...

Santorum Stands Firm On Social Positions In N.H.
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The Republican presidential candidate didn't tone down his made-for-Iowa religious-based message when he hit the ground in much-more secular New Hampshire. He had a spirited back-and-forth with a high school senior on the issue of same-sex marriage. ...

'Christians For A Moral America' endorses Rick Santorum
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(Gage Skidmore/ Wikicommons ) Christians For A Moral America has announced they are endorsing Rick Santorum for president. They're sorry to see Michele Bachmann leave the race, but still hoping nominee Santorum picks her to be his vice president. Th ...

HUFFPOST HILL - Santorum Everywhere
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Rick Santorum is living proof that there ARE second acts in American lives (speaking of narrative arcs, isn't "Santorum" a denouement of sorts?). He... ...

Kirsten West Savali: Rick Santorum: It's 'Remarkable' That You're Such A Hypocrite
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More than the obvious ignorance of Rick Santorum's statement about Obama's pro-choice stance, the underlying condescending and prejudicial tone reveals Santorum's sense of superiority and blatant disregard for African-American life. ...

Romney's Clan Versus Santorum's Seven
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It has not been unusual for presidents to have six or more children, but in the past two decades, one or two has become the norm. If one of the top two finishers in the Iowa caucuses wins the White House, however, that will change. Both former Massac ...

Rick Santorum accuses President Obama of resisting pressure to get bin Laden
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President Obama and John McCain clashed over whether to invade Pakistan to get bin Laden   There's so much wrong with this : TILTON, N.H. -- Rick Santorum downplayed President Obama's decision to order the assassination of Osama bin Laden, saying it ...

When Rick Santorum Embraced Lobbyists
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WASHINGTON -- Behind the sweater vests, the faith and family, and the self-definition as a congressional reformer lies another Rick Santorum. This Rick Santorum favors... ...

Santorum Walks Back "Man on Dog" Comments
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In an interview on CNN , Rick Santorum tried to distance himself from comments he made 9 years ago which most took as equating homosexuality with bestiality and pedophilia. Santorum to the AP in 2003: "In every society, the definition of marriage has ...

FIRST ON CNN: Santorum to make large ad buy in South Carolina
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(CNN) - Rick Santorum's campaign will officially purchase a major ad buy in South Carolina on Friday, CNN has learned. John Brabender, a senior strategist with the campaign, told CNN the ad buy effectively means that each South Carolina viewer will s ...

Will Compromise Hurt or Help Santorum in Campaign?
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During his time in Congress, Rick Santorum worked within the system, not against it. How Santorum fares could answer a key question about what kind of conservative Republicans are looking for. Naftali Bendavid has details on Campaign Journal. ...

Rick Santorum's Arlen Specter problem
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The socially-conservative GOP presidential candidate's support for the pro-abortion rights senator is a cause for concern on the right ...

Rick Santorum's School Scandal
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Thanks to his surprising surge, which brought him within eight votes of winning the Iowa caucuses, Rick Santorum is the candidate du jour. With his front-runner status is bound to come a new level on scrutiny directed at his track record and positio ...

Santorum: Congress Should Take Obama ‘To Court’ For Recess Appointments
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Santorum: Congress Should Take Obama ‘To Court’ For Recess Appointments BRENTWOOD, N.H. — Rick Santorum, flying high off his victory in the Iowa caucuses, met with voters at a nursing home in New Hampshire on… Bob Cesca: Ron Paul Is No Friend to Prog ...

The Passion of Rick Santorum
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In my print column this week, which can be found here if you’re a TIME subscriber, I write about Rick Santorum, a complicated man who actually has lived his faith. Santorum was never popular among his Congressional colleagues. He was considered brash ...

Rick Santorum’s questionable conservative credentials
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Republican conservatives — eager to find anyone but Mitt Romney to support — need to take a closer look at new flavor of the month Rick Santorum before deciding he is the salvation of the party’s rigid right wing. Santorum talks the right wing talk b ...

Can Rick Santorum Maintain His Momentum?
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The Iowa caucuses Tuesday elevated Rick Santorum, once a virtual unknown, into the national spotlight. But among the questions stemming from his newfound popularity is whether the truck-riding campaigner can sustain his momentum and weather the attac ...

Santorum's conservative record has some blemishes (AP)
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AP - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum nearly won Iowa's caucuses with a message of fiscal conservatism and a muscular foreign policy. But even conservatives view Santorum's claims skeptically in light of his 16 years in Congress. ...

Open thread for night owls: Rick Santorum and the surging American Taliban
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Pause and reflect for a moment. This guy, Richard Sharia Santorum, was just crowned co-leader of the Republican presidential race by Iowa voters : Rick Santorum reiterated his belief that states should have the right to outlaw contraception during a ...

Santorum Goes After Obama, Romney in NH
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BRENTWOOD, NN — He may have lost Iowa to Mitt Romney by a stunning difference of only eight votes, but Rick Santorum was greeted by a packed house at his first event in the Granite State Wednesday evening. Santorum bounded up on the stage wearing... ...

Santorum Denies Making Controversial Remarks
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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum denied recently making comments about "black people's lives" after receiving criticism for the remarks. Santorum took heat after saying, "I... ...

Alan Grayson: Rick Santorum Is Wrong
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Rick Santorum thinks that no one in America ever dies because he has no health care. Why does Santorum think that? Because he has to. ...

Santorum raises more than $1 million in one night
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(CNN) - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum raised more than $1 million since finishing second in Tuesday night's Iowa caucuses, a source close to the campaign said. In the closest ever GOP presidential contest, former Massachusetts Gov. Mi ...

Conservative Catholics feeling the Santorum surge?
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American Taliban leader Rick Santorum (Bryan Snyder/Reuters) BuzzFeed notes that conservative Catholics are perhaps beginning to coalesce around Rick Santorum. Or, at least, conservative Catholic leaders would like to see that happen : Here's the em ...

Santorum under scrutiny for ethical lapses
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It didn’t take long. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum came within eight votes of winning the Iowa caucuses Tuesday and by Wednesday he faced questions about ethical lapses during his time in Congress. Santorum came under scrutiny after he recei ...

Strong Finish In Iowa Boosts Santorum Campaign
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Rick Santorum finished just eight votes behind Iowa winner Mitt Romney Tuesday night. An underdog in money, organization and national experience, Santorum relied on his own perseverance — and the downfalls of a series of anybody-but-Romney candidates ...

The Case Against Iowa, Cont’d
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I’m with Ezra Klein: Rick Santorum doesn’t owe his Iowa success to old-fashioned retail politicking. If pressing the flesh at hundreds of events across 99 counties is the path to victory in Iowa, why was Santorum such a nonfactor until the race’s clo ...


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