September 14th, 2010
12:09 PM ET
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2012 Watch: Santorum to make campaign stops in South Carolina

 Rick Santorum will visit South Carolina this week to campaign for Republican candidates.
Rick Santorum will visit South Carolina this week to campaign for Republican candidates.

(CNN) - Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is making his fifth trip to South Carolina as he continues to lay the groundwork for a potential White House run in 2012.

Santorum will hit three of the state's major media markets to campaign for Republican candidates.

On Wednesday morning, he will appear in Charleston to endorse state House candidate Peter McCoy, a Santorum aide told CNN.

That stop will be followed by a Columbia fundraiser at Doc's barbecue for Attorney General candidate Alan Wilson, the son of Rep. Joe Wilson.

He'll finish the day in Greenville at a meet-and-greet for Trey Gowdy, who defeated fourth district Rep. Bob Inglis in June's GOP primary.


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  1. bobcat1a

    26% of adults don't know what country we got our independence from and 24% don't believe a man went to the moon. That tells me Santorum has a natural constituency of at least 20+%

    September 14, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  2. Glenn Beckerhead

    Its a shame that Santorum's parents didn't abstain.

    Now about that frothy mixture.........

    September 14, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  3. La Piovra

    He may think he is going to be elected President in 2012, but John Boehner may be planning to beat him to the punch. On "Meet the Press," Sunday before last, he was reminded that as Speaker, he would be the second successor to the Presidency. He got a leer on his face that would have frozen Hell over. You think about that. You think long and hard, before you vote for a Republican candidate for the House, how you would like to have a Speaker who is relishing the thought of being an unelected President.

    September 14, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  4. cjr

    he's not serious – he's looking for money to put in his pockets. he's a fool along with newt, sarah, glen, michelle etc etc.!

    September 14, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  5. No Name Calling

    Didn't he get run out of Pennsylvania for cheating the taxpayers?

    Did he say Homsexuality leads to Beastiality?

    He makes Palin and Gingrich look normal.

    Run, Rick, Run!

    The Democrats need you to run!

    September 14, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  6. ramtruck2500

    Who friggin cares what this dope does, serioulsy.

    September 14, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  7. drr

    Hey barry – if that was all true what you said ( which we know it isn't) then why didn't you stop spending on the internet and use the money on the air conditioner. Just couldn't pull yourself away from internet porn. Just like a typical repuke. Stop listening to the talking points the repukes feed you because they are lies. Bet you think the top 3 percent of the country need tax breaks. Funny the president wants to take the tax percentage to what Reagan (you remember him don't you-you people recite him daily) had it at and you complain. What hypocrites you are!

    September 14, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  8. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    What a CREEP!

    September 14, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  9. Justin

    Santorum is an idiot. Proven by his mistaken impression that he could be elected to any position other than dogcatcher in this country.

    September 14, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  10. Peter s

    Give everything it a shot!! everything is for grabs!!

    September 14, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  11. Scott in Atlanta

    "What are you doin here Mcflyyyyyyyyyyyy...."

    September 14, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  12. D. Bunker

    Santorum (good luck with that google problem!) is just a Howdy-Doody teatard extremist. I almost think he's just a sockpuppet the corporatists put out their to look bad so later they can back someone slightly less nuts and say "see, we aren't THAT extreme after all". Of course, even in doing so the GOBPbaggers will still have pushed the line for "centrist" another 30% to the right. What's ironic is that Beck is correct about the Overton Window. He's just wrong about the direction it's moving. It's heading way right unless regular sane Americans take notice of the ultrarich predators feeding on regular poor and middle class Americans and corrupting weak teadard minds with lies and propaganda.

    September 14, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
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