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February 7, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Rick Santorum won the Colorado GOP presidential preference straw poll, according to the Colorado Republican Party. The victory means a trifecta tonight for the former Pennsylvania senator, who also won in Minnesota and Missouri. It is a significant defeat for front-runner Mitt Romney, who took 60% of the vote in the Colorado's 2008 nominating contest. John McCain , the eventual nominee, won just 18%. PHOTOS: Campaign 2012 highlights The results were announced late Tuesday on CNN by Colorado Republican Party Chairman Ryan Call.
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February 7, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Rick Santorum scored another victory Tuesday night in Minnesota's caucuses, fueling the former Pennsylvania senator's case that he is the leading conservative alternative to Mitt Romney in the GOP race. In 2008, when it was a "Super Tuesday" state, Romney carried Minnesota by nearly 20 points over John McCain and Mike Huckabee. Preliminary returns showed the former Massachusetts governor actually in third place tonight, behind Santorum and Texas Rep. Ron Paul. Forty delegates will ultimately be allocated by Minnesota Republicans.
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March 14, 2012 | By David Lauter
Rick Santorum won the lion's share of voters in Tuesday's presidential primaries in Alabama and Mississippi who said it was very important to them that the Republican candidate share their religious beliefs. Except the leading candidates don't, at least not in traditional terms. Santorum, like Newt Gingrich, is a Catholic; the vast majority of Republican voters in both of the two Deep South states are evangelical Protestants. Once, not that many years ago, such differences mattered greatly.
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June 10, 2011 | By Colby Itkowitz, The Morning Call
If the Republican presidential nomination was awarded to the candidate with the most persistence, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum would surely emerge victorious. He first visited Iowa back in 2009 and has been out-touring the other candidates at a frenzied pace in the early primary states for months. Now he's going to be the first Republican candidate to go up on the air with a 60-second radio spot -- eight months before the New Hampshire primary -- beginning Monday on satellite radio nationwide and later on local stations in New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina.
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May 26, 2011 | By Colby Itkowitz, Morning Call
Rick Santorum returns to where he first struck political gold to officially announce what everyone already knows -- he's running for president. Santorum will make his announcement June 6 somewhere in western Pennsylvania, a source close to the Santorum campaign confirmed. He will do so "near where his grandfather worked in the coal mines after he came here from Italy," a spokesman said. "This location is significant because when Sen. Santorum's grandfather left fascist Italy, he came to this country for America's freedom and the opportunity our nation afforded him. " The former Pennsylvania senator defeated a seven-term Democrat in 1990 to represent the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh in the U.S. House.
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October 10, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Rick Santorum will report a summer fundraising total slightly higher than the $582,000 that his presidential campaign raised last spring, the former Pennsylvania senator said Sunday in an interview with Fox News. His campaign raised more in the final 2 1/2 weeks of the third quarter than it had raised in the preceding 2 1/2 months, Santorum said, suggesting that his longshot candidacy was "beginning to gain traction. " But failing to break even the $1-million mark in the third quarter would suggest otherwise.
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April 10, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
Rick Santorum will resume his presidential campaign Tuesday afternoon, hours after his youngest child, Bella, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder, was released from a hospital and allowed to return to her family's Virginia home. "The Santorum's are truly overwhelmed by the prayers and support they've received," spokesman Hogan Gidley said in an email. The family included a recent picture of the 3-year-old, "so everyone could see their precious gift from God. " Isabella Santorum, known as Bella, was hospitalized Friday with pneumonia, an illness she is susceptible to because of the chromosomal defect that she was born with in 2008, Trisomy 18. The rare disorder results in a baby beingĀ  born with an extra chromosome that results in abnormal development of the brain and major organs.
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March 6, 2012 | By David Meeks
Rick Santorum won the Tennessee primary, the Associated Press projected, capturing an expected victory in a conservative Southern state where polls showed he enjoyed a comfortable lead over likely second-place finisher Mitt Romney. The winner was projected based on exit polls, with precinct results just starting to come in after polls closed at 8 p.m. EST. Santorum was popular with social conservatives in the state, while Romney had the endorsement of Gov. Bill Haslam, House Speaker Beth Harwell and much of the state's GOP establishment.
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February 15, 2012 | By Colby Itkowitz, The Morning Call
The opposition research and rapid response that flows from the Democratic National Committee is still sharply focused on Mitt Romney, but a national Democratic strategist said Wednesday that as Rick Santorum's star rises Democrats are starting to pay attention to the former Pennsylvania senator. The Democrats are "starting to take him more seriously," the strategist told the Morning Call. "They're starting to poke around more and look into his record. " It's unclear just how seriously the Democrats are taking a Santorum nomination, but if they are readying opposition it means that even they think there's a chance President Obama may not be facing Romney in November.
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