Santorum brings in $4.5 million in January
February 20th, 2012
09:16 PM ET
2 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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Santorum won the first presidential nominating contest in Iowa, which held its caucuses January 3. He didn't win another voting contest in January, but did go on to win caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado in early February, as well as a non-binding primary in Missouri.

Santorum's campaign reported holding nearly $1 million in debt at the end of January.

Rivals in the race for the White House also reported January fundraising figures Monday. Two candidates raised more than Santorum: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Another candidate, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, raised about the same amount as Santorum.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Rick Santorum
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    yep it's true about "a FOOL and his money" and to support Santorum you have to have some issues.

    February 20, 2012 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  2. Charlie from the North

    To paraphrase Winston Churchill "Never before have so many been so wrong so fast" Wow they must really hate Romney
    to be going for this extremist. I only hope that the people in my party will launch a massive get out the vote effort. Because as bad as you may think Sanatorium is his supporters will vote and if there is a low enough voter turnout or some 3rd party spoiler or heaven forbid both this guy could become President. Don't believe me check out Maine governors race 2010.

    February 20, 2012 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  3. gooddutchgirl

    Maybe I'm just not seeing it but...I'm seeing your reporting of Santorum, Romney and Gingrich. Where's the report-out on Ron Paul's fundraising $$? Seems I saw his raising was approx. $4.5M, comparable to Santorum? Aren't you able to provide a 'comprehensive' report of the candidates? Not just 1 sentence at the end of a headliner around one of your preferred?

    February 20, 2012 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  4. Thomas

    GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum blamed the "radical environmental policies" of the Obama administration.

    Poachers in search of ivory in northern Cameroon have slaughtered nearly 300 elephants for their tusks since mid-January, according to the country's minister of forestry and wildlife.

    Rick Santorum's theology , God gave us the right to exploit Earth as is in Heaven.

    February 20, 2012 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  5. Sarah Roman

    Reblogged this on American Freedom.

    February 20, 2012 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  6. Claudia, Phoenix, AZ

    Would someone please tell me what Santorum brings to the table without mentioning President Obama's name and I am willing to listen with a very open mind.

    February 20, 2012 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    Santorum is surging because Willard Mitt is so not acceptable

    ...when does talk like being good on the economy not align with practical reality?

    When your Op ED in the New York Times says to trash the car industry – to use bankruptcy and other tools to restructure it (a.k.a. sell off the good parts for profits and sink the other parts regardless of the effects - sound a bit like BAIN CAPITAL?)

    He was wrong...and American Car Companies survived...a Depression was avoided...now he doesn't want to look in the mirror and face the truth.

    Say no to Willard Mitt R-money!

    February 20, 2012 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  8. mirrorlogic

    Willard Mitt Romney – the son of Michigan as he likes to try and infer - yet stabbed the automobile industry in the back when it came time to try and decide how to manage bad times. Well thankfully he was wrong - and it seems Michigan has a long memory when it eyes the scar from where Romney's Op Ed piece was stuck.

    February 20, 2012 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  9. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    People think that they are backing a winner. The GOP contest will go down to the convention. It is possible that the states that hold their primary in late May and June could have some say. It would be nice if they did and it really mattered.

    February 20, 2012 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  10. ThinkAgain

    Big deal, there are plenty of fools out there sending their money to televangelists, too. Doesn't mean anything more than proof that a sucker is indeed born every minute (and a fool and his money soon part ways).

    February 21, 2012 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  11. Attila, The Hun

    Good, money being wasted.

    February 21, 2012 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  12. Abus

    So what? He still is dangerous to the world.

    Ron Paul 2012. PEACE AND FREEDOM!

    February 21, 2012 03:06 am at 3:06 am |
  13. hah

    and this is the reason most candidates (except ron paul) stick to dead issues like gays and abortion.

    They dont want US to see that theyre rakin in millions at a time when our economy is in the toilet.

    They and their bankster buddies on wallstreet took our cash and got rich off it.

    February 21, 2012 03:49 am at 3:49 am |
  14. Coigne

    Will Santorum use his $4.5 million to create jobs? Where does the money come from? Where does it go?

    February 21, 2012 04:38 am at 4:38 am |
  15. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Radical extremists and their money.....

    February 21, 2012 05:30 am at 5:30 am |
  16. wgf

    Vote Santorum - because what we really need most in this country is a sanctimonious right wing nut job who believes he's channeling God's will. What harm could possibly come from that ? I mean aside from the whole Middle East thing, a full blown culture war and the nullification of women's rights as we know them.

    February 21, 2012 07:43 am at 7:43 am |
  17. diridi

    Does he realize that is Peanuts for the presidential election? Nonsense idiot.

    February 21, 2012 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  18. julius raynor

    Obama looks like, dresses like, walks like, speaks like and leads like a president. We as a country is so bless to have him as our president. What an extraodinary man! 4 more years!

    February 21, 2012 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  19. D Russell

    Ah yes Republican "Agenda control" – translation: "never let the people know what you really believe and what you really plan to do once elected – or they will not elect you"

    February 21, 2012 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  20. Rudy NYC

    Now that the Santorum campaign is coming into some money, let's see how well Santorum gets himself organized, or will the campaign continue to be micro-managed. So far I have given him a pass on organization, but have given him credit for improvising on relatively little or no operating capital. That's changing. How well a candidate runs their campaign is a good measure of how well the candidate would run their elected office.

    February 21, 2012 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  21. Just Me

    3 years to prepare a field of candidates and this is what we field? What a joke, it is almost embarrassing! I expect Obama is laughing his a** off right now and Michelle is re-decorating for another 4 years. Unbelievable!

    February 21, 2012 09:11 am at 9:11 am |