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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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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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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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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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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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May 3, 2011 | By Colby Itkowitz and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum officially registered his presidential exploratory committee with the Federal Election Commission, allowing him to participate in Thursday's South Carolina debate and putting him even closer to a formal announcement to run for president. Santorum had established a "testing the waters" account last month, but did not file with the FEC. Fox News, the host of the debate, set criteria that to be included a candidate would need to have officially registered an exploratory committee or have announced a formal campaign for president.
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September 21, 2011 | By Colby Itkowitz, Morning Call
Presidential hopeful and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum doesn't make headlines like his other Republican contenders, but his name was trending sixth Wednesday in nationwide Google searches. And it's not because of a policy speech or a surge in the polls. It's because he talked about his "Google problem. " He blasted the Internet company in an interview with Politico Tuesday and reportedly asked Google to remove a site that redefines his name in graphic, sexual terms.
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