Santorum brings in $4.5 million in January
February 20th, 2012
09:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum brings in $4.5 million in January

(CNN) - Rick Santorum's presidential campaign brought in $4.5 million in January, more than the candidate spent over the course of a month that saw his poll numbers rise and his national profile expand.

According to filings with the Federal Election Commission, the former Pennsylvania senator spent $3.3 million in January, and ended the month with nearly $1.5 million cash on hand.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Rick Santorum
Some Republicans whisper about a plan B
February 20th, 2012
09:12 PM ET
3 years ago

Some Republicans whisper about a plan B

Mesa, Arizona (CNN) - In a whispering campaign not ready to go public, some senior Republicans are so anxious about the state of the GOP race they are actually considering the unheard of: a scenario that would lead to another candidate entering the Republican primary race, and potentially an open convention.

They are not unhappy enough, however, to go on the record calling for another candidate to enter the fray. In fact, when pressed, many Republicans say the chatter about another candidate is inevitable in this long and inconclusive primary process. They also say it's just not likely to happen.

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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans
Gingrich's debt nearly matches cash on hand in January
February 20th, 2012
09:03 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich's debt nearly matches cash on hand in January

(CNN) – Newt Gingrich finished the first month of electoral contests with almost $1.8 million cash on hand and owing nearly as much in debt, his campaign disclosed Monday.

He raised nearly $5.6 million in January, according to financial reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Newt Gingrich
Santorum voted for earmarks he criticized
February 20th, 2012
08:12 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum voted for earmarks he criticized

(CNN) - Rick Santorum suggested on Saturday that Mitt Romney was hypocritical to bash the practice of earmarking federal legislation, while also touting his leadership of the Olympics – which benefitted from earmarks.

But a review of Senate shows that earmarks which funded security at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics – headed by Romney – were supported by Santorum, then a senator from Pennsylvania.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
In January, Romney spends nearly three times his haul
February 20th, 2012
07:59 PM ET
3 years ago

In January, Romney spends nearly three times his haul

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign on Monday announced raising $6.5 million in January while significantly depleting their resources as his campaign fought to win two of the first four Republican contests.

The campaign burned through $18.7 million in January, ending the month with almost $7.7 million on hand and no debt, according to Federal Election Commission findings. Financial disclosure documents from the fourth quarter of 2011 showed the campaign starting the month with $19.9 million on hand.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
February 20th, 2012
07:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Arizona sheriff says politics behind charges

(CNN) - Paul Babeu, the Arizona sheriff accused of threatening to deport a former lover, strongly denied any wrongdoing Monday, suggesting instead he was a victim of a political plot to destroy his reputation as he seeks the Republican nomination for Arizona's 4th Congressional District.

Speaking on CNN's "The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer," Babeu said the allegations, which prompted him to step down as co-chair of presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Arizona campaign Saturday, were "embarrassing" but ultimately unfounded.

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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona
From senators to animals: Lawmaker who fell from grace now working as a vet
February 20th, 2012
05:35 PM ET
3 years ago

From senators to animals: Lawmaker who fell from grace now working as a vet

Las Vegas (CNN) - One minute, he's checking a cat's mouth for gingivitis. The next, he's carefully bandaging a dog's bloody, broken nail.

This could be any hard-working veterinarian tending to ailing animals. But the embroidered name on his crisp white medical coat bears a familiar name: Dr. John Ensign.

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Filed under: Congress • John Ensign • Nevada
February 20th, 2012
05:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Return of Rick Santorum, culture warrior?

(CNN) - Rick Santorum is sounding more fire and brimstone than a play-it-safe front-runner for the Republican nomination.

In the span of 48 hours, Santorum interrupted a slow holiday weekend news cycle with a series of thunderous claims that included his belief that the president's value system constitutes a "phony theology."

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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum
Romney not backing down on Santorum
February 20th, 2012
04:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney not backing down on Santorum

Cincinnati, Ohio (CNN) - Mitt Romney took an aggressive tone against GOP rival Rick Santorum at a Presidents Day speech in Ohio, as the Republican candidates geared up for a week of intense campaigning.

After touring a bioscience firm in Cincinnati, Romney underlined his business experience in a speech to employees.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
A third-party deficit hawk for president?
February 20th, 2012
04:31 PM ET
3 years ago

A third-party deficit hawk for president?

New York (CNNMoney) – In the not-so-distant past, a crusading third-party presidential candidate ran a grass-roots, national campaign on a platform of fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets.

That candidate's name was Ross Perot, and in 1992 he captured 19% of the popular vote, and at one point even found himself atop the national horse-race polls.

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