Santorum campaign says it has more signatures for Indiana ballot
February 6th, 2012
01:20 PM ET
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Santorum campaign says it has more signatures for Indiana ballot

(CNN) - Rick Santorum's campaign said Monday an internal review had found enough valid petition signatures to challenge the former Pennsylvania senator's exclusion from the ballot in Indiana.

"We found 49 petition signers who were incorrectly rejected by Marion County board of election officials. We expect a speedy recertification. And we are confident we will be on the Indiana ballot," Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley said.

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Marion County officials last week determined Santorum fell 24 signatures shy of the 500 needed in Indiana's 7th district. Marion is the largest county in Indiana and includes the capital city Indianapolis.

Representatives from Marion Country's voter registration board and the Indiana Republican Party were not immediately available for comment.

When his petition was initially rejected last week, Santorum told reporters his campaign would "absolutely" challenge the decision.

"We've got some very credible – I'm sure solid legal challenges and I have no doubt that we'll be on the ballot there," Santorum said on February 3.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have all qualified to be on the ballot in Indiana's May 8th GOP presidential primary.

-CNN's Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. cigarman

    Santorum, stop wasting everyone`s time.

    February 6, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  2. Squigman

    Why not allow his name in Indiana? Why shouldn't the most backward state, be allowed to have the biggest nut case on the ballot? It sounds like a marrage made in heaven. Complete ignorance, meets black hole of intelligence.

    February 6, 2012 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  3. Ron

    Santorum, Gov. Mitch Daniels are " Danger for the American economy and Jobs!!! Vote them gone in 2012! Lets not go "Backwards" ! Obama-Biden 2012

    February 6, 2012 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  4. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Ron - Santorum, Gov. Mitch Daniels are " Danger for the American economy and Jobs!!! Vote them gone in 2012! Lets not go "Backwards" !
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    You mean backwards to 5% unemployment and $100 Billion deficits and 10T in debt??? As opposed to Obama's 8-9% unemployment, $1300 billion deficits and $16+Trillion in debt??? ABSOULUTELY!! TAKE ME BACKWARDS!!!

    February 6, 2012 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  5. curious

    Santorum cannot possibly win the republican nomination. He has to know he has no chance, everyone else does. Ask yourself why is Santorum still collecting donations(from the LDS) and making speeches? Because after the primaries, he goes back to being a nobody.

    February 6, 2012 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  6. DAK

    Typical Republican. Can't follow the rules so he tries to get the rules changed. What makes anyone think a guy who can't even get on the ballot can actually lead this country. I mean, come on for crying out loud, Ricky can't even manage his own campaign well enough to make sure he is on the ballot in all 50 states... I can imagine him as President and when I do I want a passport and a one-way ticket to Canada.

    February 6, 2012 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  7. Rick

    My dog ate my homework isn't an excuse ricky. You can't submit more ballots for extra credit.

    February 6, 2012 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |