Santorum raises $1 million in past 24 hours; website sees boost after wins
February 9th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Santorum raises $1 million in past 24 hours; website sees boost after wins

UPDATE 9:58 p.m. ET: Rick Santorum's campaign confirmed Wednesday they raised $1 million in the past 24 hours, with $800,000 coming from online donations.

Santorum will be a guest on CNN's "John King, USA" at 6 p.m. ET Thursday.

(CNN) - The day after winning big in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado, Rick Santorum’s campaign said they received an overwhelming response online, at one point seeing their website crash because of high volume.

A source with the campaign said Santorum’s website received twice as much traffic Wednesday as the day following the Iowa caucuses, which Santorum ultimately won.

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Santorum wasn’t declared the winner of Iowa’s caucuses until several days after the contest, but his showing the state exceeded many political observers’ expectations.

The campaign also saw three times the number of donations it received on the day after Iowa. The source didn’t give a dollar figure for the amount raised Wednesday, and wasn’t sure if that information would be released.

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soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. Phil in KC

    You know what they say – nothing succeeds like success. Or, put differently, everybody likes a winner.
    I hope Santorum does win the nomination. Obama would wipe the floor with him. He may appeal to the Republican conservative base, but I think he's too far right for the general population.

    February 8, 2012 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  2. ThinkAgain

    A couple people voted for Santorum and now he's just full of himself. GAG!

    February 8, 2012 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  3. The GOP opens mouth and inserts foot

    People slow down to look at car crashes too.

    February 8, 2012 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  4. Larry L

    The extremely low turnout shows moderate Republicans are ignoring the ridiculous choices the GOP produced and will either stay home or vote for President Obama. Those who voted were just as radical as Santorum – not a good thing for thinking Americans.

    February 8, 2012 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  5. Satberry

    I hope republicans are reading,because basically all I hear from their establishment is basically you are going to get Willard.They do not care if you do not want the pathological lier.They are saying he will be the nominee.They want him because he is a robot andl they will wind him up and tell him what to do.

    February 8, 2012 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  6. broderick

    This guy will not beat OBAMA!! Why he has no clue. He dislike black people and have no clue as to brings jobs back to this country!!look!! It take more than one race of people to win a election!! This dude is a BIG JOKE!!!!! America has not forgot he call black america ba ba people what a dummies!! OBAMA 2012!!!!!

    February 8, 2012 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  7. Satberry

    The neocons are salivating for this puppet.Willard is their choice and you better get on board.We shall see.

    February 8, 2012 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  8. Mr Advisor

    I would like to congratulate you Rick Santorum for you 3 victory states from your Canadian counter part. I am happy that you stopped Mitt Romney as CNN supports only Mitt which is appalling. This is the first time these 3 states thought before they voted just because Mitt had signs everywhere and CNN only pushes Mitt. There is only 2 candidates up there that we Canadians would like to see to run against Obama and that is you and I also would support Ron Paul who would be our first choice but the American people have been blinded by the media who have taken control of the older crowd who have not learned in the pass and keep making the same mistake voting for the Bankers that control money putting a great strain on the people. The best 2 people we feel that can do a real turn around to the American economy and eliminate the debt would be you with Ron Paul. President and Vice President. As for the other 2, they would bring the nation down. We would love to see you and Ron Paul as he is a wish man and on the right path to turn America around. You are younger and you need someone beside you like Ron Paul because without him beside you they would make mince meat of you and would become another PUPPET government. That is why they want Mitt Romney in as he goes along with the corporate bankers and the FED'S who need to be put in their place or removed and start printing the America greenback and America will be out of Debt in no time.
    I hope you take this positive advice.

    February 8, 2012 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  9. The Unsub

    On Santorum picture

    You know boys let me tell you about the birds and the bees....

    February 8, 2012 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  10. Curt

    Too bad all these campaign donations are not spent on helping people in need. Shows what these politicians are all about. Forget the deficit and the needy lets spend a fortune on trying to get elected.

    February 9, 2012 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  11. Jersey George

    Santorum is a religious zealot wanting America under theocratic rule. He's more frightening than Gingrich and Romney combined.

    February 9, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  12. CoJo

    in case you haven't heard about what the conservatives (lead by Santorum/Bachmann?) are trying do dictate. Search the issue about a business deal between Ellen DeGeneres and JCPennies. Draw your conclusions.

    February 9, 2012 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  13. Larry in Houston

    This Santorum guy really doesn't have a chance – he needs to be a little bit more towards the middle, then he would get Way More Votes. But, his views is extreme measures, is a bit too much. This country doesn't want any more extremists, anymore. By the time 2020 gets here, the republican "brand" will be no more. People that I talk to, ( the republicans) don't like to be reffered to as "republicans" – They would rather be reffered to as : "Conservatives" For some reason or another, they tell me that they are offended, and think it's reprehensible to be called that.

    February 9, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  14. Thomas

    Catholics and evangelicals wont vote for a Mormon billionaire who's five sons avoided military service in a time of conflict.

    Rick Santorum is not qualified to be president. He's living in the past , maybe 1800s ,

    February 9, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  15. RAMBLE

    And how does his "coffer" compare to Obama's? Let's talk money as a dirty term, CNN.

    February 9, 2012 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  16. Military

    10 years ago, If i said the Democratic Party was leading the way in National Security and effectively fighting International Terrorists that threaten America... You would have thought I was crazy. Republicans are now the pansy party without a clue as to what to do in ANY agenda. This is like a political fairy-tale, where they think being President is a job that gets EASIER to do by the day. When the NFL gets harder, athletes learn more prepare more and train more to get better. When the rules of Washington get harder, Republicans yell for coloring book difficulty regulation, for fear they might ever have to be educated on the topics they are responsible for.

    February 9, 2012 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  17. CoJo

    what Santorum/Bachmann and the conservatives seem to be missing is that they are free to choose their belief system. They are even free to get on a soapbox and scream about it all they want (not in front of my house please). The are free to "educate" followers that are willing to follow them. But they should not restrict the exact same freedom from others they have. The fact that they try to restrict or dictate or dislike (I'm not going to use the "H" word) is what makes them look like bigots. If they are willing to state for the record that they are not going to force their life style on others, then I would retract my bigot statement and wish them well. But not before then. Until then, they sound like Reverend Terry Jones (is that good or bad?). By the way, I expect the same from all politicians, not just republicans.

    February 9, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  18. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Hey Rick! Want to raise even more money? Keep drilling in on Obamacare and how you'll repeal it. It should be your NUMBER ONE message. Fundraising will go through the ROOF!

    February 9, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  19. Hark

    A very decent,hardworking, no BS guy. Good luck! Much better than the Pied Piper we have now!

    February 9, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  20. John in Colorado

    Santorum lives in a world where doctrinaire, dogmatic, theocrats get to dictate morality to an otherwise free society. Well, Senator, your rights end where mine begin. Sometimes I wish I could ship all the right wingers to Idaho or Utah and let them dictate behavior to each other until they are all in jail including all the doctors and anyone with an education. What keeps me from considering this seriously is that I don't hate the people in Idaho and Utah and frankly, would not wish this on anyone.

    February 9, 2012 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  21. Maria

    I dont care who wins as long is not obama I will be happy

    February 9, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  22. dreamer96

    Another good religious Republicans like Reagan...

    Reagan did not create our homeless, but he really got it going..

    Reagan closed the Federal Mental Hospitals in 1987,and sent up to 500,000 mentally ill people with no place to go out onto the streets...Then GWBush added millions more when they lost their homes and moved to tent cities in the California deserts and tent cities all around the country..There are 50,000 mentally ill homeless in California alone...

    February 9, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  23. annie s

    Those Americans wishing to live in a theocracy have two choices.....move to Iran or vote for Santorum. Keep religion out of our government!

    February 9, 2012 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  24. marcia

    Those Americans wishing to live in a government run by Obama have two choices...jump off a bridge or move to Siberia!

    February 9, 2012 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  25. Stacey

    I dont care who wins as long is not obama I will be happy
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    Looks like somebody's gonna be pretty sad because President Obama will be re-elected! Bwhaaa, bwhaaa!

    February 9, 2012 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
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