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January 8, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Long before his jump in the polls, Rick Santorum stood out for his debate battles with Ron Paul. The two were back at it on a bigger stage in a morning debate here just days before the New Hampshire primary, with Santorum branding the Texas congressman as an ineffective legislator that would make for a dangerous commander in chief. "He's never really passed anything of any import," Santorum charged. "And one of the reasons people like Congressman Paul is his economic plan. He's never been able to accomplish any of that.
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January 4, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
The night after his narrow loss to Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses, Rick Santorum argued that he was the authentic conservative in the Republican presidential race and urged New Hampshire voters to ignore his position in the polls. Though the former Pennsylvania senator has campaigned extensively in New Hampshire, he has yet to show any traction here, where he has been in the low single digits. And while social conservatives and evangelical voters drove Santorum's campaign to a near-victory Tuesday night in Iowa, those voters are just a small sliver of the electorate in New Hampshire.
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April 6, 2012 | By Morgan Little
As far as last stands go, Rick Santorum's campaign to rejuvenate his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination by winning his home state of Pennsylvania is looking increasingly bleak. A new poll by Public Policy Polling (PPP), released late Wednesday , has GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney ahead of Santorum 42% to 37%. The poll, conducted after Romney's primary victories in Wisconsin, Maryland andWashington, D.C.indicates a rapid, drastic swing in the former Massachusetts governor's favor.
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January 2, 2012 | By Paul West
As Rick Santorum rises in the polls, the Republican presidential candidate is receiving fresh scrutiny over his endorsement of moderate Republican incumbent Arlen Specter against a strong conservative challenger in the 2004 GOP Senate primary in his home state of Pennsylvania. At the first two stops of his final swing through western Iowa, the most conservative part of the state and his stronghold, Santorum was questioned about his endorsement of Specter, an abortion-rights supporter.
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June 6, 2011 | By Colby Itkowitz, Morning Call
Rick Santorum launched his White House bid from ancestral turf Monday, imploring an enthusiastic crowd of several hundred to join his fight. FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this online article described Ron Paul as a former Texas congressman. Paul is currently serving his 12th term representing Texas' 14th congressional district . "I'm ready to lead. I'm ready to do what has to be done for the next generation, with the courage to fight for freedom, with the courage to fight for America," the former U.S. senator said from the steps of the Somerset County Courthouse.
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April 3, 2012 | By Colby Itkowitz, Allentown Morning Call
The second poll in a week shows Mitt Romney cutting deep into Rick Santorum's lead in his home state, Pennsylvania. Romney now trails Santorum by just six points in the state with 35% to Santorum's 41%, according to a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday. It's a devastating shift for Santorum who on March 14 in the same poll was besting Romney 36% to 22%. The poll comes on the heels of a Franklin & Marshall College survey that found Romney behind by just two points. This week, Santorum acknowledged that Pennsylvania is a “must win” for his presidential campaign.
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April 16, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
Rick Santorum pointedly declined Monday night to endorse presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, instead pointing out that he has not backed a candidate in the race and urging his supporters to vote their conscience. “As far as how you vote, that's up to you,” Santorum told thousands of supporters during a conference call. “I haven't supported any candidate at this point, so that's really up to you.” Part thank-you to supporters and part fundraising plea, the call took place nearly a week after Santorum dropped his bid, and eight days before his home state of Pennsylvania holds it primary.
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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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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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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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