Santorum will appear on Indiana primary ballot
February 24th, 2012
01:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum will appear on Indiana primary ballot

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will now appear on the Indiana primary ballot.

The state's election commission voted Friday to put the former Pennsylvania senator on the ballot after the Republican Party in the state ruled in early February that he failed to file enough signatures to qualify for the state's May 8 contest.

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The original tally from Marion County showed Santorum fell short of the 500 signatures necessary in each of the state's nine Congressional districts. But on Friday Marion County certified 500 signatures in support of Santorum, ensuring the four presidential contenders will appear.

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Filed under: 2012 • Indiana • Rick Santorum
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. GI Joe.

    Can you say SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR THE REPUBLICANS?

    February 24, 2012 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  2. Larry L

    The Republicans can't seem to do anything smoothly throughout the primary. The same people want to run the most powerful nation on Earth.

    February 24, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  3. no thanks.

    watch iraq for sale: the war profiteers. santorum is in there.

    February 24, 2012 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  4. Rhonda

    Wonder how much bribe money that took?

    February 24, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  5. Data Driven

    Indiana's got a lot of Baptists, very conservative outside of Indianapolis and Gary. Rural Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky is actually one region, an Evangelical Unofficial State, if you will.

    In other words, this isn't good news for Mitt.

    February 24, 2012 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  6. jaywing

    ... and let's just hope that by the time that primary rolls around, the GOP-registered people of Indiana will be bright enough to NOT vote for christian ayatolla-wannabe icky Ricky.

    February 24, 2012 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  7. Lynda, California

    If Democratic Candidates were this unorganized the media would be asking if they had the right stuff to run the country. I see the GOP has no problem changing it's rules and moving deadlines at will to accommodate their candidates who can't manage to get themselves on the ballot in every state. If you can't run a campaign how can you run a country.

    February 24, 2012 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  8. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    I am no fan of Rick Santorum or any of the other Marx Brothers currently seeking the Republican Nomination, but why does each state still have its own requirements for who gets on the ballot. I mean, let's be serious. This is for someone seeking the Presidential Nomination, not someone running for Animal Control Officer. There should be one standard for placing a candidate on the ballot for the Presidential nomination in all fifty States and the District of Columbia, not fifty-one sets of hoops to jump through!
    Here are the standards: 1 – Is the person a natural-born citizen of the United States? 2 – Is the person at least 35 years of age? If the answers are yes to both then that person deserves a spot.

    February 24, 2012 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  9. Paul1st

    So undramatic. Where are the hanging chads? And why is this not being contested by the candidates that played by the rules?

    February 24, 2012 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I remember all through school, there were people who never completed their projects on time, and somehow, they got away with it. Rick Santorum gets special treatment just like they did.

    February 24, 2012 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  11. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    The GOP primary is crazier than Maury Povich's TV show. Now that's just reprehensible.

    February 24, 2012 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  12. jack johnson

    Amd they cry voter fraud!!! They declare a winner, and one week later say it was wrong, Refuse to count certin county"s vote. AND THEY CRY FOR A FAIR ELECTION

    February 24, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  13. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Rep Allen West, FL, from the crazy extreme right wingnut republican party, was complaining about the cost of gas to fill his Hummer. He must have forgotten that gas was $3.07 a gallon in May of 2007, $3.50 in April of 2008, and $4.11 in July of 2008. That was under "W."

    February 24, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  14. Marie MD

    Was he helped by the rep who said that Girl Scouts ard lesbians after a quick look at the background of how they came to be?
    These two are cut from the same dirty cloth. Dump on women because they want to do something else with their lives besides being barefoot, pregnant and under their husband's thumb.
    What are they afraid of?

    February 24, 2012 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    Anyone wanna take bets on whether the Ayatollah Santorum refers to it as a "podium" or a "pulpit"?

    February 24, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  16. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Marie – Republicans are frightened not only by girl scouts, but also by intelligent women, cartoon characters, the muppets, minorities, the poor, the uninsured, American workers, seniors, and veterans, as well.

    February 24, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  17. diridi

    santurom, go home...you are an idiot....so is Mitt, but he is next...he follows..

    February 24, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  18. Dixie Independent voter

    Creepy Ricky is shrinking.

    February 24, 2012 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  19. honeybe

    Another "make up the rules as you go along" deal. How is this fair to the candidates that got the required signatures? I honestly don't know how Ron Paul can stomach being affiliated with the GOP.

    February 24, 2012 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  20. he said what

    His PAC money at work. But as a liberal I am happy to see these billionaires waste their money on a loser.

    February 24, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  21. Sniffit

    "Top GOP rivals focus on Michigan"

    Love that picture in the article by the way...Hear No Sense, See No Sense and Speak No Sense...and who is the fourth one, I always forget....oh yeah, Shemp.

    February 24, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  22. MTATL67

    Yet again the Republicans don't have to follow the same rules that everyone else has to follow.

    February 24, 2012 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    "Marie – Republicans are frightened not only by girl scouts, but also by intelligent women, cartoon characters, the muppets, minorities, the poor, the uninsured, American workers, seniors, and veterans, as well."

    Now now...the Republicans ARE muppets.

    February 24, 2012 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  24. PJ/TX

    See? The Republicans don't always have to rely on SCOTUS, they can change the rules all by themselves.
    Where there is a will, there is a way, and Teapubs are trying every which way, except honesty.

    February 24, 2012 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |