Santorum fundraising surge continues
January 6th, 2012
10:27 AM ET
3 years ago

Santorum fundraising surge continues

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Rick Santorum's strong second place finish in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses keeps paying dividends.

The former senator from Pennsylvania's presidential campaign confirms that they've raised over $2 million in fundraising the past two days. Santorum, once an afterthought in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, fell just 8 votes short of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the caucuses.

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Campaign cash is crucial for candidates, as it pays for ads, direct mail, get out the vote efforts, travel, and organization. But it's not everything. Case in point: Rick Perry's campaign had $15 million in the bank as of Oct. 1, but thanks to debate stumbles by the Texas governor, Perry's poll numbers dropped and he finished a disappointing fifth place in Iowa.

CNN has also learned that the Santorum campaign will go up with full page ads in the next day or two in New Hampshire and South Carolina newspapers. New Hampshire's Tuesday primary is the second contest in the primary and caucus calendar, following Iowa. South Carolina goes third, holding its primary on Jan. 21, eleven days after New Hampshire.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Rick Santorum
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    As long as there is anti-Romney sentiment, Santorum will continue draw money in. They just don't like you Willard!!!

    January 6, 2012 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  2. Speechless

    Santorum made the top 10 list for the most corrupt politicians in Washington.

    January 6, 2012 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  3. Jilli

    I honestly didn't think it was possible for the republican party to find a candidate that is even more offensive than Newt Gingrich, but they did it. Rick Santorum.

    Perhaps someone should tell Mr. Santorum that this is 2012 and the US is not a theocracy.

    January 6, 2012 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  4. Inrealityhere

    Good, now if the media would stop presenting false information about him that would be nice.

    January 6, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  5. Lynda/Minnesota

    Rick Santorum would best be advised to go home to the little lady and do what him seems to do best: procreate. Beyond that, his accomplishments (if he has any, which is in itself debatable) aren't what America needs, or, I might add, his family needs. If he's going to intentionally bring six or seven kids into his life, he ought to be home with those kids instead of using them as props to further his rhetorical anti-abortion, anti contraceptive talking points. Yet here he is, gallivanting all over the country feeding his ego as some sort of religious martyr on a self serving crusade benefiting no one but himself.

    January 6, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  6. once upon a horse

    now what was that saying about a "fool and his money?"

    January 6, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  7. Sorensen

    The bible-banging, anti gay, little kicked out pensylvania senator will be on his way out again soon.

    January 6, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  8. OldRightRep

    The power money is just simply making sure he is bought. It was the same for Bachman, Perry, Cain, and Gingrich. They are lining hi pockets for influence. There are likely less than 2000 new donors that make up the $2M. Not to mention a large chunk of it is sure to be bundlers.

    January 6, 2012 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  9. Vince

    I can just picture all of his excited supporters dancing around speaking in tounges in their backwoods cabin churches right now.

    January 6, 2012 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  10. Independent jim

    The not very religious right will back Santorum ..they will do anthing or back anybody that will impose their misguided religious views on America .. the religious right are the same as the Taliban a group that imposed their views on Afghanistan

    January 6, 2012 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  11. Gurgi

    Santorum/Rice or Huntsman/Rice, either one would drive liberals bat-crap crazy!!!

    January 6, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  12. JimAR

    His comment about the Blah people on welfare is not going away. All those Blah people are going to hold his anti-Blah views against him.

    January 6, 2012 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  13. Mike

    Why do the words "Santorum" and "surge" in close proximity make me uncomfortable?

    January 6, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    Good for him. I hope he learns how to deal with the facts of his own record and words. So far he gets a failing grade on weathering the scrutiny. Not good.

    January 6, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |