May 20th, 2010
02:44 PM ET
4 years ago

Santorum heading back to South Carolina

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is considering a presidential bid in 2012.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is considering a presidential bid in 2012.

(CNN) – Coming soon: More Rick Santorum appearances in South Carolina.

The former Pennsylvania Senator and potential presidential candidate will return to the key primary state on May 21 to help his friend, Rep. Gresham Barrett, make his final push for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. The two will appear together at a campaign event on Seabrook Island.

The following day, May 22, Santorum will campaign for House candidate Mick Mulvaney, who is challenging longtime Rep. John Spratt.

Santorum's itinerary that day also includes two speaking appearances at local Republican party events, offering him a forum with party activists who will be key players in the state's 2012 GOP presidential primary.

In the morning, he's slated to headline the Dorchester County Republican Breakfast in Summerville. Later that day, he'll keynote the Greenville County Republican Party's Bronze Elephant Dinner.

Santorum last visited the Palmetto State in late April.


Filed under: 2010 • Gresham Barrett • Rick Santorum • South Carolina
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    What is it about SC purification? Demented seems to provide them a gateway to big bucks for campaigning.

    Are they handing out illegal drug money or something? I know most residents of SC are uneducated and poor.

    May 20, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  2. Erisian

    If Santorum won, he would be that final missing piece that took us from a democracy to a dictatorship. He would be the last president we ever had.

    May 20, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  3. Boycott Rush`s Sponsors

    Poor Rick,he should just move there and become a citizen of that country.

    May 20, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  4. Allen Hussein

    The 2012 Oug Dream Ticket

    President- Sarah Palin- the GOP version of Paris Hilton
    VP- Rick "man on dog" Santorum

    Go for it Pugs!

    May 20, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  5. Ben in Texas

    Have you noticed all the wingnuts hovering around SC for the past few years? DeMint, Joe Wilson, and the rest of the homies draw them like flies. Pence, Santorum, Palin, Paul, and all the rest seem to be magnetically attracted to the state, while governor Sanford is attracted to Argentina.

    I wouldn't be a bit surprised, after the Repugnants get handed their a$$es in November, if South Carolina secedes from the union again, and all the wingnuts there form their own little country.

    Let's see, the name South Africa is already taken. How about The Confederate Republic of South Moron?

    May 20, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  6. Sensible Cape Coral FL

    Great news: Santorum came down off the Cross long enough to return to South Carolina. OMG

    May 20, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  7. Ben in Texas

    I never get tired of Rick Santorum. If ever there was a guy who escaped too many times from the funny farm men, it's old Rick. He's so head-sick that it's really a perverse pleasure to hear him speak or hear those stories of his weirdo behavior. Like the time he took his dead baby home to play with it on the couch for a few hours.

    The good people of PA, much to their credit, found out what a sick puppy he was and summarily dumped him, but like Palin, abject failure has been no obstacle to his career. He can still pull a top spot at an SCBronze Elephant dinner.

    What the matter, RIck? Can't qualify for Silver, Gold or Platinum Elephant? Do you have to clean up all that bronze elephant pooh when dinner's over? Who's that guy behind the potted palm with the giant butterfly net and straight jacket?

    May 20, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  8. Joe in PA

    Comments on Santorum are easy. What a JOKE!

    May 20, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  9. Jamie from Riverside

    Ewwwww how come he looks all sweaty?
    I would NOT want to shake this guy's hand.

    May 20, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  10. Papasan in AZ

    Back to South Carolina to his Gay Lover!

    May 20, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  11. Djinn

    Another Repugnican wanna-be. If he heads to South Carolina for support, think what he will support.

    May 20, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  12. Mike

    Here's another politician whose own state threw him out, just like Arlen.

    May 20, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  13. Jack Wilson

    This guy lost his seat in Pennsylvania and is running for President. Yeah right! Makes sense to me.

    May 20, 2010 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  14. rdepontb

    Uh, Rick--maybe the'd like your ultra ideating in Kentucky these days, if Dr. Paul's win says anything about the state of that state/

    May 20, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  15. Robert in Texas

    Santorum is one of the original rightwing narrow-minded crackpots of the republican party. He's wasting his time and his supporter's money if he thinks he going to be the next President.

    May 20, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  16. Coffee Has More Substance Than Tea

    When was the last time a "fired", out-of-work politician was hired as the Chief Executive?

    What is it about these guys that makes them think they are so privaledged?

    May 20, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  17. Lando

    Who cares what this idiot do...he should be in a mental sanitarium

    May 20, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  18. Minnesotan

    Oh, look: Mr. "Frothy mix" (thank you Dan Savage) is spreading his own frothy mix of manure once again. Does anyone take this clown seriously?

    May 20, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  19. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert, but

    Can you picture the guy who gets on the next flight on that plane? Stewardess, there's some santorum on my seat! Have a nice day!

    May 20, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |