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June 8, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
In the two months since Rick Santorum withdrew from the Republican presidential race, the former Pennsylvania senator has faded from the spotlight. He delivered his endorsement of Mitt Romney in a midnight missive and has yet to join the presumptive GOP nominee on the campaign trail. But he resurfaced Friday, telling "Fox & Friends" that he was embarking on his next adventure - the launch of a group that will focus on issues he championed during the campaign, including family values, religious liberty, adherence to the Constitution and opposition to same-sex marriage.
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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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March 28, 2012 | By Colby Itkowitz
In just a month, according to a new poll, Pennsylvania Republican voters have shied away from their former U.S. senator, Rick Santorum, in favor of GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, signaling that Santorum may be in serious danger of losing his home state in its April 24 primary. Pennsylvanians may end Santorum's political career. Again. Santorum and Romney are now statistically tied, 30% to 28%, respectively, among the state's registered GOP primary voters, according to the poll released by Franklin & Marshall College on Wednesday.
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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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July 15, 2011 | By Matea Gold
The long-shot nature of Rick Santorum's presidential bid was underscored Friday when the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania revealed his fund-raising haul from the last quarter: a paltry $582,000. Santorum spent $353,000, leaving him with just $229,000 on hand, according to documents his campaign filed with the Federal Election Commission . Just under a quarter of the donations he received were in increments less than $200. Not surprisingly, the largest share of his money -- $161,000 -- came from Pennsylvania.
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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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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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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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May 7, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
Rick Santorum endorsed his onetime rival Mitt Romney in a long email to supporters late Monday night, calling on them to unite behind the cause of defeating President Obama in November.  Santorum, who withdrew from the race last month (and who pointed out in the late-night email that he won 11 states and over 3 million votes), spent many months urging members of his party to back his insurgent effort - arguing that Romney was not sufficiently conservative to stand against Obama in November.
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