Source: Santorum to receive Secret Service protection
February 26th, 2012
07:17 PM ET
3 years ago

Source: Santorum to receive Secret Service protection

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will receive Secret Service protection this week, a source familiar with the situation told CNN.

At this time, GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney is the sole candidate granted protection.

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A spokesman for the Secret Service declined to comment on the matter when contacted by CNN.

Meanwhile, a source with Newt Gingrich's campaign confirmed the former House speaker also requested protection. The source did not know when the paperwork was submitted but said discussions about putting in the request began last week.

Gingrich's campaign has not yet received a response from the Secret Service, the source said.

– CNN's Kevin Bohn and Shawna Shepherd contributed to this report.

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soundoff (227 Responses)
  1. PTBarnumboy

    Can't imagine why Rick would need protection???

    February 27, 2012 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  2. Carrie

    Why does he need Secret Service protection? Doesn't he have God on his side?

    February 27, 2012 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
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