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. Gurgi

    @marcia, they have a couple other choices, venezuela (sp?), and cuba.

    February 9, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  2. Mike Ikeo

    $1 million in a day is huge cash? Are you joking? Ron Paul is the ONLY real candidate, and he's done WAY better than that. He raised over $4 million just in December, not to mention the $6.4+ million raised in December 2007, so Santorum looks like a joke in comparison. Paul is the ONLY one who fights against the Fed, against the NDAA, against the SOPA, against the foreign wars, against the war on drugs. He fights for sound currency, personal liberties, reducing the size and control of Federal government. He fights for states rights, for open communication and commerce with other countries, and advocates a foreign policy of peace and discussion, not playing into peoples fears and banging the war drum for Iran.

    The biggest campaign contributor to both Romney and Obama is Goldman Sachs, yes the same company that helped cause the depression we're in right now. How about Paul? His biggest contributors are the working men and women of our armed forces, the US Navy, US Army, and US Air Force! Ron Paul is the ONLY vote peace, prosperity, and liberty. Vote Ron Paul for President!.

    February 9, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  3. Rosslaw

    I am here to deny the rumors that the Obama White House is praying that Rick "Sharia law" Santorum wins the Republican nomination. Ignore all rumors that suggest otherwise. Please Republicans, don't nominate Santorum, please. (with apologies to "Br'er Rabbilt").

    February 9, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  4. EdC

    Good luck Mr. Santorum!

    February 9, 2012 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  5. beevee

    I can see how this GOP buffoons drama is unfolding. Now the conservative nut Santorum is grabbing media attention with his recent wins making Romney jittery and nervous. A compromise between the two will be reached – Romney as GOP presidential nominee and he will choose Santorum as VP nominee to get the conserservative votes. It is all for nothing in 2012.

    February 9, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  6. Chumlee

    This is nothing!

    Compare notes CNN – $ 5 million here for Newt, another $ 5 million for New (from the same casino guy, plus Rove,
    et al.

    This is a simple drop in the bucket for Santorum, who does not stand a chance over Romney. Or Obama

    Obama 2012!

    February 9, 2012 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  7. mark

    President Santorum? He couldn't even get re-elected in his own state. You know, the one where he doesn't really live. He can collect all the money he wants, he won't win the nomination. His ideas are too scary. While campaigning in Pennsylvania he once remarked that he would like to see the retirement age raised to 70. That will really help the unemplyment rate and those who cannot find work. Rick Santorum=idiot!

    February 9, 2012 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  8. Hark

    @marcia- A little extreme but nails down the bleakness of where this country is headed with Obama at the helm. Its time for some tough choices that will inconvenience EVERYONE! Tough Love!!

    February 9, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  9. Jake

    Yes, his name is Foster Freiss, the BILLIONAIRE who is financing his campaign!

    February 9, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  10. LacrosseMom(real one)

    I am a cradle Catholic, and a Liberal. In 2008, 54% of Catholics voted for Obama and I predict we will again! The FACT IS that the majority of Catholics use birth control, even though the hierarchy teaches against the use of birth control. The majority of Catholics have no problem with Gay marriage. However, the minority of Catholics, like Rick Santorum who is very conservative Catholic gets the press.

    Believe me, folks, Rick Santorum is out of touch with America and does not represent the majority of Catholics!

    February 9, 2012 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  11. Republican Class Warfare

    Santorum pulled ahead because he got good at dog-whistling. The racism oozing from his victory speeches (oh boy you beat romney) was disgusting.

    February 9, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  12. tstorm

    We are not a religious conservative nation nor should we ever be. Santorum's will imposed on citizens would take away a lot of personal freedoms we take for granted and make us no better than an Iran or Afghanistan

    February 9, 2012 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  13. cali girl

    His webposts are up because folks are looking for the "other"santorum post. You know, the definition for a bodily function. Don't kid yourselves, this guy is a complete nut case. He WILL take away your rights, will bring back discrimination (minorities, homosexuals, womens rigts) and will shove down the American peoples throats more right wing rhetoric then you will be able to swallow.

    February 9, 2012 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  14. Jim in San Mateo

    Next up in the Anybody, but Romney category: Santorum, who BTW, couldn't even get reelected in his own home state. Wouldn't be surprised to see a significant minority of Republicans stay home in November.

    February 9, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  15. GonzoinHouston

    In the next few days Romney will open his air attack on Santorum, filling the airwaves with brutally negative ads. Reality, context, and perspective are irrelevant; to Mitt, this is "jes bidniz" as we say in Texas. Santorum's had a good day, and you can't take that from him. But it's still a long slog to the convention and there's a lot that's yet to come. Pass the popcorn, willya?

    February 9, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  16. Steve

    As Usual – the Best Politician MONEY CAN BUY – LOL

    February 9, 2012 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  17. sensible

    It makes sense that the 'tea-baggers' like Sanitorium....it's where they all belong!

    February 9, 2012 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  18. ...and the winner is...!

    Santorums' win was just a protest vote in the three States and does not mean he is it...Washington and both parties need to focus on what ails the country and stay out of the Nations' bedrooms...!

    February 9, 2012 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  19. simp

    this guy does not have a prayer in you know where to win the nomination let alone beat President Obama. He's very weird to he acts like everything he says we should believe, way to far right enjoy your fame it wont last long santorium.

    February 9, 2012 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  20. Ambrose Smith

    Newt faded so it's next on the "anybody but Romney" list! Santorum gets it by default. He can thank Bachmann, Perry, and Cain-3 former frontrunners whom choked.

    February 9, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  21. Rick

    It is beyond any intelligent person's comprehension how ANYONE would contribute $1 to Rick Santorum. He goes around accusing President Obama of everything except the Holocaust, distributing lies at a rate that make even Gingrich look honest. This man could not even get himself reelected in his own state and now he thinks he can be President by catering to the ultra right wing religious fanatics. How stupid is he? Or how stupid does he think the majority of Americans are?

    February 9, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  22. Tam

    Let him enjoy himself. The delusion will last only so long.

    February 9, 2012 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  23. WhereIsPalin

    OK republicans. Today is a new day. Check which way the wind is blowing before making any important decisions.

    February 9, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  24. Independent Voters

    Santorum will not beat Obama and these so call republican christain are really not christain people.

    February 9, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  25. Wowsors

    I've never heard a better analogy in my life than the one comparing Santorum and his cretinous minions to the Taliban.

    February 9, 2012 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
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