Santorum makes more moves in New Hampshire
March 10th, 2011
09:08 AM ET
3 years ago

Santorum makes more moves in New Hampshire

(CNN) - Potential 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum announced three additions to his political action committee, America's Foundation in New Hampshire.

According to a Thursday press release, Jim Finnegan, Elaine Kindler and Sue Carroll are joining the team to help inform the former Pennsylvania Republican senator about the concerns of families in the first-in-the-nation primary state.

Finnegan was editorial page director and chief editorial writer for the New Hampshire Union Leader.

"What a great addition Jim is to our team in New Hampshire," Santorum said in the statement. "Jim's intimate knowledge of the issues important to New Hampshire voters will be invaluable to our organization, and I look forward to many candid discussions with him over the months ahead."

Kindler, a "pro-life/pro-family activist," will serve on the PAC's Pro-life/Pro-family Advisory Committee and Carroll, "a Tea Party activist," will serve on the Tea Party/Taxpayer Advisory Committee.

The hires are Santorum's latest moves toward a bid for the White House and add to a growing list of supporters appointed to the PAC's advisory committee. Additional committee members will be announced in the "coming weeks and months," according to the release, while he continues to visit early presidential primary and caucus states.


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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    When republicans said they wanted to take back the country, the right wingnuttery thought that 1929 would be a good year.

    March 10, 2011 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Santorum, like most right wing lunatics running for president, has taken the Taliban approach: no workers' rights, no equality for women, no equality for education, no freedom of religion. Since 2000, the republicans have taken us in the wrong direction.

    March 10, 2011 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  3. give peace a chance

    Didn't he kicked out of Pennsylvania for having his kids attend Pennsylvania cyber schools while living in Virginia:

    What about his remarks regarding man on dog sex?

    What about him travelling fo Florida to interject his opinions on Terri Schiavo?

    I could go on and on. See for yourself. Google Santorum and see what come ups. You won't be disappointed.

    March 10, 2011 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  4. Dan Halen

    Getting his little Nazis all lined up isn't he.

    March 10, 2011 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  5. Big_D

    With this huge deficit I think it would be better just to raise the taxes on the people that have enough money to support these constantly running politicians instead of calling grade school teachers a burden on society. That will never happen while the GOP is still a party.

    March 10, 2011 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  6. Adalbert

    This loser and religious fanatic has no earthly idea what it takes to be the leader of the free world.

    March 10, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  7. Michael

    Why doesn't this delusional guy just get a regular job like eveyone else, he will never be president except in his own mind. Wow, the egos never cease to amaze me, him and newt!

    March 10, 2011 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  8. Michael

    He is irrelevant and has no chance of winning the nomination. Another foolish waste of contributors money. All these individuals who have no shot, i.e. Gingrich, Paul, are simply wasting money. How much good would all that money from conributors do if instead of wasting it on these peopel who will never get the nomination it were put towards a charity or, say, a childrens cancer ward. Good God no. Heaven forbit the wealthy would do something to help those disadvantaged people. The Lord wants them to keep their money and let those who need help find their own.

    March 10, 2011 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  9. KMAN821

    The only successful movement out of lil Ricky will be from his bowels!

    March 10, 2011 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  10. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    We shall see how his government sponsored interference in private lives plays in the "Live Free or Die" state! While Santorum wants "less government", he is all in favor of the government as a watchdog in our bedrooms and personal lives.

    March 10, 2011 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  11. Guest

    Hire whomever you want Ricky boy...there is no way you will be President you loser.

    March 10, 2011 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  12. Name king

    These repugs feels the more the get extreme the more the rabid right will get enthiused, this is amgood move for them since their rich buddies control the media and the propaganda angle, now Obama is finding out that is hard to go into office and fight for the people without a voice, because with the repugs and their rich propaganda machine, those are the same people who usually turns around and bit you on the ..... Obama strategy seem to not be working by showing up the repugs intent and their strategy, the repugs switch it around quickly when they found out they've gotten tricked, and haller leadership deficiency. Now the independence have jumped ship. Obama need a new strategy to save his political survival. He knows every thing he put out there the repugs will say no and come with some kakamina crap to justify why the world will end, if his policies come to past, even though most of Obama
    policies have been working so far. He have to find a strategy to bring the repugs hiprocrocity to light and a counter strategy for when they tries to counteract his first strategy.

    March 10, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  13. Tsah from Virginia

    You know what? With everything ELSE going on in this country – Radicalization meetings and the CRISIS in Wisconsin – NO ONE CARES about Santor-ization, ginGRINCH, MITTens, Huck-A-BYE, the PA'IN in the neck, Bachmann or any other "non-essential" person from the RIGHT that's running for president!!!!

    America is in a GRAVE situation now – brought to you by the RIGHT – and it's NOT GOOD!!!

    March 10, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  14. Marie MD

    For a second I thought the story had something to do with him learning how to dance considering that he has no chance in hell to get elected to anythihg!

    March 10, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  15. Darth Vadik, CA

    This is nice entertainment.
    Right wingers are so delusional that even creeps like Santorum, who could not win their own state, think that they are viable candidates on a NATIONAL level...

    At least Republicans are going to be funny to watch, especially when they start raising their hands when the moderator asks who believes in Creation, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH, they would feel right at home in the 14th Century...

    March 10, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |