September 14th, 2010
12:09 PM ET
4 years ago

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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soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    What else would you expect? Any conservative who plans on running for President has to campaign in redneck central.

    September 14, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  2. Ron

    Sounds like he'll be getting South Carolina residents into a froth with all the excitement.

    September 14, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  3. Dave

    LOL! This self-righteous idiot couldn't get elected dog-catcher!

    September 14, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  4. Joe in PA

    And now there is more from Ronald McDonald? Stick with the hamburgers dude. Santorum on the 2012 presidential trail...what a joke!

    September 14, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  5. Republicans is smart in the head area

    I hope he runs. If he gets the GOP nomination he'll lose all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico and Guam.

    September 14, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    Good one CNN: "Dems Guilty of Political Theater."

    Funny I don't remember seeing CNN or any of its bobbleheads even ONCE ask that question about the illegitimate fabrications and demagoguery the GOP has been spraying the populace with since January 2009 like it has a case of explosive political cholera.

    September 14, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  7. Clwyd

    Will it help when the Party of No still has no idea and keeps saying we will release them soon? Pathetic as sarah!

    September 14, 2010 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  8. Eric in Manhattan

    This idiot is just trying to be relevant again (not that he ever was). He is a bigoted, right-wing religious fanatic. Anyone who seeks his endorsement is in serious need of a reality check. Don't let that goofy Howdy Doody face fool you. He is a menace, and that is why he was defeated as Seantor.

    September 14, 2010 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  9. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    He's trying to get ready to run for president. He won't make it because he doesn't have enough name/face recognition or the connections. He lost his clout when he lost his Senate seat.

    September 14, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  10. Michael in Houston

    Ya just keep rolling them out dont you!!!

    It gets creepier and creepier by the minute coming from the publicans.

    Here we go again with yet another freakshow from the right...Santorum. In his own state he is about as popular as the ebola virus and was thrown out of office. Yet somehow, after a complete and utter failure as a Senator, this man says to himself...."hey, I know!!! I think I am a great candidate to run for office, the people love me, they want me, and this could get me a bit closer to Sarah....maybe even get on ticket with her and they will love us, and hold us, and stroke us, and kiss us, and....."

    September 14, 2010 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  11. King

    These repugs are on a mission to distroy this country. When clinton was in power we had high taxes and the economy boomed. Because trillions of dollars stayed in the system and not the sideline or in account over seas. When butch came in and cut taxes taking trillion out of the system and on the sideline opening a gap in the system so wide that disaster was inadible. Plus he started two unfunded wars. Obama took over and imediateley started to full the gap the butch tax cut had made. Now the gap is full and the economy is rolling again.

    September 14, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  12. chuck

    This man procreates with reckless abandon. Who is watching all of those offspring? Stay home and be a father to your baseball team. Can you say OVERPOPULATION?

    September 14, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  13. Barry

    I'd vote for him. The pack of clowns we have in office right now are killing the country. People in my neighborhood are hurting. Not many people on my street could afford to take one vacation much less 8 this year. I have been looking for the Hope and Change but so far all I see is I hope we change in November and then again in 2012. My Recovery Summer was hot this year. I lost my job in May and couldn't afford to run the air conditioning. Oh well I guess this administration is all about the masses having to suffer while the Politicians live the life style of the rich and famous.

    September 14, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    The economy is moving, yes it's slow but at least it is starting to move and the jobs are growing, maybe not as fast as we want them too but they are growing......if the Tea Baggers and Republicans take over in Novermber this will come to a HALT and stop altogether......they have no plans except to continue their track of helping Big Businesses and Big Corporations and Wall Street......and all of America will suffer again just like when Bush was in office.....so don't be fooled by their LIES and FALSE PROMISES.......

    September 14, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  15. Lucas Breen

    The voters of his own state rejected him. Why does he think we will like him better?

    September 14, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  16. sonny chapman

    He ought to feel right at home on Good Ole South Carolina.

    September 14, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  17. Joseph Blowski

    He is what he is. Google 'Santorum'

    September 14, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  18. one voice

    This CLOWN don't have a chance. He's only in it for the money.

    September 14, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  19. Deborah/Kansas City

    If he believes in ghosts, witches, and zombie possession; like Newt and Sarah he would probably get a goodly number of right wing votes.

    September 14, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  20. MikeH

    Manondog Santorum should meet up with fellow wacko New York RepubliKlan Palladino, they both seem to have a thing for bestiality.

    September 14, 2010 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  21. BillE

    Beware of this guy, He's creepy Check his record.

    September 14, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  22. rdepontb

    Rick,
    These folks are not being mean about your looks-you really look like a bandit-type politician. You've got that infernal eternal smirk that says "I can't wait to stick it you all of you." I know the look, as it's a natural for people like you and like my old boss-he was a real jerk, a distractor, a weakling using his "power" position to keep everyone _on his own team_ down.

    You are way too much like him. Self-righteous, insecure, untrustworthy, disloyal. Find another kind of employment, sir. Leave the people alone.

    September 14, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  23. Jeff

    I can't wait until this guy's secrets are unearthed.

    September 14, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  24. Ken

    Sorry, Rickster... you wouldn't know real conservatism if it fell on you... this idea that you should be able to use the government to enforce your religious values on people and choose whom they can or can't marry... it isn't conservatism, just another form of dictatorship.

    September 14, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  25. GI Joe

    If you think Rs are eating each other up now,wait until there are 30 or 40 of them fighting to be the nominee in 2012. Talk about dirt coming out !!

    Can't wait.

    September 14, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
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