February 16th, 2010
03:51 PM ET
4 years ago

Santorum adds New Hampshire stop to busy itinerary

Rick Santorum will visit New Hampshire in April.
Rick Santorum will visit New Hampshire in April.

(CNN) - As other potential candidates remain coy about their presidential ambitions, Rick Santorum continues to make clear he's looking at a White House bid in 2012.

One day after announcing an appearance before the influential Iowa Christian Alliance on March 9, Santorum's spokeswoman confirmed that the former Pennsylvania Senator will make his first visit to New Hampshire on April 30. He will keynote the Cheshire County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner in Keene.

Since first making noise about a potential 2012 candidacy last year, Santorum has already made stops in the key early primary states of Iowa and South Carolina.


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soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. Kathleen

    Most Republicans are wanting to win the Majority and eventually
    the Presidency to begin "ending S.S. and Medicare! Why not, their
    taxpayer plans are SET IN STONE! They are not embarrassed and
    they DO NOT CARE about the average hard ass working man!

    February 16, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  2. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    Yet another sanctimonious, self-righteous, bible-thumping, authoritarian, neo-con nut of the sort who ruined the GOP.

    February 16, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  3. Mike, FL

    He couldn't even win a senate sit the last time around. Some people have a big ego!

    February 16, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  4. S Callahan

    With a last name like that you can come up with some real catchy campaign slogans..... don't think he's the 'real' one though..

    February 16, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  5. Bill

    Hey Dutch, maybe you better learn how to spell Amsterdam....so you can find it on the map!

    February 16, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  6. Kathleen

    Some of the tea partiers don't even realize that the Republican Party
    is "using them" for votes and will spit them out after the elections.
    And some of the Tea Partiers look like they might even depend on
    a monthly S.S. check or Medicare. Without Medicare. the rich and
    the Upper Middle Class and the Middle Class has a fat chance of
    losing EVERYTHING! Think People about Unexpected Medical Bills!

    AARP is fighting for Health Care for all because they know if it don't pass, the "gramma's will be surprised that the Republicans don't
    even want that. THEY are AGAINST Medicare and S.S.!

    Want Proof, Go (aarpwebact@action.aarp.org) and read the Conrad-Gregg Bill now sitting on their desk ready to be signed. but THEY
    want to WAIT until the November elections are OVER! With a Republican majority or even 50%, they'll pass this horrible bill.

    AARP site also has a article where they are "asking" people to
    go along with the Health Care Bill! GOOD READING!

    February 16, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  7. Chipster

    That's just what we need in America, another religious radical trying to force everyone to his beliefs. Santorum and Bin Laden have a lot in common. Bin Laden is just a little more desperate because he has not resources. Maybe he could get his wife to file a malpractice lawsuits the way Santorum did.

    February 16, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  8. BrianBkyn

    Golly gee whiz, don't the Republicans have such an impressive group of people vying for the Presidency! Ths guy just adds a few more pounds of dead weight to the pile.

    February 16, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  9. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    @ Ben... I was born and raised here(Harlem, NY) and I wouldn't leave if your whacko saviour Sarah became President because I know she would get assasinated in a heartbeat. Problem solved.

    @ Bill... Ever heard of a typo moron?

    February 16, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  10. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Hey Tea Baggers.....look what McCain & Palin did to Joe "The Imaginary Plumber." Used him and then tossed him to the side. You are nothing but pawns to the republican party.

    February 16, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  11. Kathleen

    THEY want are kids to be soldiers, yet they want to deny us the rights
    of S.S. and Medicare.

    Why is it that the "good ole boys" always complain about the budget
    deficit by first pointing at S.S. and Medicare. They don't need it. They
    have become millionaires and a set for life with our taxpayer funded
    insurance policies for them and their extended families!

    Why don't they point at the billions of dollars spent , for their abusive salaries and retirement benifits, enough to become billionaires. It the American people really "knew" what the retirement benefits are, they
    would be in shock!!!! and lobbiestto pay them millions to buy their votes so they can construct non necessary "OINK" oh, PORK! Yes and John McCain is as guilty as the rest talking during his campaign against pork! I just do NOT trust John McCain or that "good ole fat mouth guy, J.D. Hayworth who is running against him in Arizona! Deficit! Give some of the money back that is basically "stealing" from
    the Average JOE! The Health Care Companies and
    Corporations can rip into the deficit. Why do the Middle Class have
    to bail the Corp. out all the while never, never will our Politicians
    put new Regulations on them! We need congress to "start"
    working "FOR THE PEOPLE! And STOP sending our jobs overseas
    and giving corporations a "tax break" for sending them overseas.
    STOP! STOP! STOP!

    February 16, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  12. Wisconsonite - Vote for Consumer Protection Regulation of the Financial Industry

    Eeeewwwww! This guy is really, really bad news!

    February 16, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  13. Kathleen

    Teabaggers and some of the American Public buy into "NO BIG
    GOVERNMENT, never knowing that the Government to spend
    the money you pay in taxes any way we want-WAR-BIg A– Parties.
    SALARIES FOR THE POLITICIANS, and we want to continue to
    DEREGULATE CORPS. WE want the rich to become richer and
    YOU, the taxpayers are on your own.

    Watch for it people!@ Everytime they say NO BIG GOVERNMENT, we
    don't want to "run your lives" they mean, YOU, my friend, the taxpayer,
    are ON YOUR OWN. And we want to cut Medicare and S.S. and we
    DON'T WANT HEALTH CARE FOR ALL!!!

    February 16, 2010 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  14. T

    I saw him speak once during the 2004 campaign at a rally George Bush was about to speak at... he literally told the crowd that God wanted them to vote for George Bush. Need anyone say more?

    February 16, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  15. Sadie

    what don't you conservatives understand? We do not want any one that is so attached to any religious organizations......we do not want the religious running the country.......remember (Seperation of Church and State).......you can still be a Christrian but you don' have to have the Christran right wingers tellng you what you can believe in and what you can't......so as soon as you start distancing yourselves from these groups the better off you will be

    February 16, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  16. Steph

    Oh my, is that cool breeze coming from he11? Jane/Seattle and Henry Miller, Libertarian agree on something! I couldn't agree with both of them more!

    February 16, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  17. Anne

    This man is in the pockets of the idiot HSUS and PETA and wants nothing more that to stifle everyones right to own anything. He is a moron.

    February 16, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  18. BeverlyNC

    Republicans have NO ONE who is capable of the demands, intelligence, and leadership required to be President.

    They do not have the morals, integrity, character, trustworthiness, or skills of diplomacy to lead our nation forward.

    Just look at what they have done since President Obama became President – NOTHING. They have stood in the way of every single piece of legislation designed to help Americans recover and even live better lives than before. Republicans care NOTHING about the People of this country. All they care about is themselves, their personal power, their personal wealth, and keeping their corporate buddies who sent our jobs overseas, insurance companies who kill us for profit, and banks who steal from us and pay themselves huge bonuses happy and in total control of our lives.

    Republicans are NOT on the side of the People. Right now, they have just proposed eliminating Medicare and Social Security – think they are people- focused? Tea baggers need to wake up and realize they are supporting the very people who are really taking away their rights, freedom, and making them look like ignorant racist fools.

    The Republican Party has become dangerous to the future of our nation and we must rid Congress of as many as possible to save this nation from total economic destruction, more wars, and the further decline of the poor and uneducated.

    February 16, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  19. Total BS

    Where do they find these clowns !!!!

    February 16, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  20. They call me "tater salad"

    Santorum belongs in a "sanitarium" if he really thinks he has a snowballs chance in h... of winning the White House!

    February 16, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
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