Rick Santorum Articles


Visualizing What Cruz and Rubio Have to Do in Iowa

They need a Santorum-like charge to make it interesting.
6:48 PM, Jan 31, 2016
Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio need a last-minute charge to compete in Monday’s Iowa Republican Caucus. Read more

Christie Excels, Jindal Goes Rabid

Four is enough
8:51 PM, Nov 10, 2015

Going in, Chris Christie was the guy to watch at the undercard debate. He’s moving in New Hampshire, he handled his relegation with grit, and people are finally starting to see what a talent he is.

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A First Look At the GOP Field in New Hampshire

7:28 AM, Aug 04, 2015

Goffstown, N.H.
It was a fast two hours Monday evening at St. Anselm College at the Voters First Forum, where 14 of the Republican candidates for president joined each other (except for 3 U.S. senators, who spoke remotely from Washington) to answer questions.

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Santorum: Repeal Obamacare, Defund Planned Parenthood

The 2012 runner-up lowers expectations for Iowa.
7:33 PM, Jul 20, 2015

Rick Santorum is keeping expectations low for his second presidential campaign. Asked if he would need to win the Iowa caucuses to stay in the race, the former senator said it “depends.”

“If I finish third and half a percent behind first, I think I feel pretty good. If I finish third and I’m ten points out, well, that’s a different story,” he told a small group of reporters in a Washington restaurant Monday afternoon.

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GOP Candidates Oppose Iran Deal

2:02 PM, Jul 14, 2015

As the news of the nuclear deal reached between the United States, its Western allies, and the Islamic Republican of Iran broke Tuesday morning, Republican presidential candidates were nearly unanimous in condemning the agreement.

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Poll: Jeb, Rubio Lead Among Florida Republicans

A two-man race in the Sunshine State.
6:45 AM, Jun 18, 2015

Both Florida Republicans running for president are tied for first among registered voters in their party, according to a new poll of the Sunshine State from Quinnipiac.

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Santorum Running for President

10:01 AM, May 27, 2015

Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator and runner-up for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, will run for president again in 2016. The Associated Press reports:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Spokesman: Republican former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum is running for president.

— Dan Hirschhorn (@DanH_TIME) May 27, 2015

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Robert Putnam Makes Another Slanderous Comment—UPDATE: Putnam Apologizes

After insulting and erroneous comments about Christians, Putnam suggests that Rick Santorum is racist.
3:47 PM, May 18, 2015

Last week, I noted that Harvard's Robert Putnam had made a rather baffling and slanderous statement about American Christians. As an empirical matter, it was utterly indefensible and not the kind of untrue generalization you would expect a prominent social scientist to indulge in. So, that was pretty bad.

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Iowa Poll: Walker Has Small Lead, But More Voters Undecided

1:52 PM, Apr 28, 2015

A new poll of likely Iowa Republican presidential caucus goers finds a wide-open field with three candidates vying for the top spot and a plurality undecided. Scott Walker, the governor of neighboring Wisconsin, leads the latest poll from Loras College, earning 12.6 percent support. Florida senator Marco Rubio, who declared his candidacy earlier this month, is close behind with 10 percent, while former Florida governor Jeb Bush has 9.6 percent.

Both Walker and Rubio have doubled their support from the January Loras poll, according to a press release from the college.

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Likely GOP Candidates Support Indiana Religious Liberty Law

Bush, Carson, Rubio, Jindal, Santorum, and Perry weigh in
10:46 AM, Mar 31, 2015

Several of the likely Republican candidates for president have spoken out in defense of Indiana governor Mike Pence and his decision to sign the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. CNN reports that several White House hopefuls, including Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Santorum have voiced support for the law, which provides a test for courts on cases where individual religious expression is at odds with state or local laws and ordinances.

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A Herd of Elephants

Handicapping the 2016 GOP field
Feb 23, 2015

It’s still two years before the next president takes the oath of office, but the contest that will determine who raises his right hand that day started in earnest last month for Republicans, with a grassroots gathering in Iowa and a meeting of high-dollar donors in California.

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Gallup: Huckabee, Paul, Ryan, Perry GOP's 2016 Favorites

3:28 PM, Jul 18, 2014

It's still a year and a half before the first presidential primaries of 2016, but Gallup has a new survey out asking Republicans and Democrats about the potential GOP candidates. Analyzing those candidates' familiarity and favorability among Republicans, Gallup has discovered the best known and best liked are former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Kentucky senator Rand Paul, Wisconsin congressman and 2012 vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, and Texas governor Rick Perry.

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Santorum on Where Republicans, Romney Campaign Went Wrong in 2012

7:04 AM, Jun 14, 2013

Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum spoke Thursday at the Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington about the failure of the Republican party and its presidential nominee to speak to the concerns of middle class and working people. Politico's James Hohmann reports:

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Santorum: 'I'm Open' to 2016 Run

3:28 PM, Nov 26, 2012

Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum says he is “open” to another run for president in 2016. Santorum was asked about a possible presidential campaign Monday at THE WEEKLY STANDARD. 

“I’m open to it, yeah,” Santorum replied. “I think there’s a fight right now as to what the soul of the Republican party’s going to be and the conservative movement, and we have something to say about that. I think from our battle, we’re not going to leave the field.” 

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The Government vs. the People

2:31 PM, Sep 18, 2012

Lots of people have already unpacked the philosophical and logical problems with Mitt Romney’s belief that 47 percent of the country is basically free-loading off of everyone else (and voting Democratic). I’m struck, however, by how the moocher theory was presaged during the primaries in the difference between how Romney and Rick Santorum talked about the moral problems inherent in the welfare state.

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Santorum 'Shocked the Political Pundits'

4:51 PM, Apr 10, 2012

Conservative leader Gary Bauer, who endorsed Rick Santorum earlier in the year, did a good job of summing up the former Pennsylvania senator's presidential run.

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Gingrich on Gingrich: 'Last Conservative Standing'

2:55 PM, Apr 10, 2012

Newt Gingrich is using Rick Santorum's announcement that the former Pennsylvania senator is suspending his presidential campaign to make a last ditch effort at becoming the Republican nominee--by drawing a contrast with front runner Mitt Romney.

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Romney Congratulates Santorum

1:41 PM, Apr 10, 2012

Moments after Rick Santorum finished his speech announcing that he was suspending his presidential campaign, Mitt Romney issued a statement to "Congratulate Senator Santorum on the Campaign He Ran."

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Report: Santorum to Suspend Campaign

1:00 PM, Apr 10, 2012

Fox News just reported that Rick Santorum will, in a few moments, announce that he is suspending his presidential campaign. His announcement is taking place in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

That would leave Mitt Romney as the clear frontrunner, with Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul trailing far behind in the Republican presidential race.

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Romney Projected to Win Wisconsin

8:36 PM, Apr 03, 2012

Mitt Romney is projected to win the Wisconsin Republican presidential primary, according Fox News.

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Romney Accuses Santorum of Unholy Alliance in Wisc. Robocall

2:31 PM, Apr 03, 2012

A final get out the vote call from Mitt Romney's campaign in Wisconsin suggests an unholy alliance of the Santorum campaign, "union bosses," Democrats, and Santorum's "cronies" might be conspiring to extend the GOP contest, and urges Wisconsin voters to stop those efforts by voting for Romney. The call seeks to align Romney with Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, whose challenge of public employee unions has made him immensely popular among the state's Republicans.

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Pennsylvania Poll: Santorum 41, Romney 35, Gingrich 10, Paul 7

6:17 AM, Apr 03, 2012

Rick Santorum is leading in his home state of Pennsylvania, according to a new Quinnipiac poll:

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Santorum Ad: Obama or Romney?

2:25 PM, Apr 02, 2012

Rick Santorum has released a new ad drawing a comparison between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and arguing the two politicians share positions on health care, the environment, taxes, and the Wall Street bailouts. Watch the ad below:

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Wisconsin Poll: Romney 43, Santorum 36, Paul 11, Gingrich 8

7:01 AM, Apr 02, 2012

PPP reports on its latest Wisconsin presidential primary poll, ahead of tomorrow's election there:

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Morning Jay: A Preview of the April Primaries

5:00 AM, Mar 30, 2012

The month of April is a big one in the GOP nomination battle, with major states in the Midwest and Northeast up for grabs, and more than 300 delegates at stake.

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Wisconsin Poll: Romney 39, Santorum 31, Paul 11, Gingrich 5

12:20 PM, Mar 28, 2012

Mitt Romney is maintaining his advantage in the Wisconsin Republican primary contest, according to a recent poll by Marquette University:

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Pennsylvania Poll: Santorum 30, Romney 28, Gingrich 6, Paul 9

10:31 AM, Mar 28, 2012

The Republican presidential primary race in Pennsylvania is tightening, according to the findings of a recently released Franklin and Marshall poll:

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Romney and Santorum Robocall Wisconsin Voters

3:35 PM, Mar 26, 2012

The next major test for Republican presidential candidates is April 3 in Wisconsin, where GOP voters are not accustomed to having much of a voice in the presidential primary process. But even with Wisconsin looking like an important state – in some ways maybe a decisive one – voters there are more concerned about local politics than the presidential election.

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22-Point Win Is 2nd-Biggest

6:33 AM, Mar 25, 2012

Rick Santorum’s 22-point margin of victory in yesterday’s Louisiana primary was the 2nd-largest in any GOP primary this year — and was the largest outside of any candidate’s home state.

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Santorum Wins Louisiana

8:21 PM, Mar 24, 2012

Rick Santorum is projected to win today's Louisiana Republican presidential primary, according to CNN.

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