First on CNN: Santorum endorses McMaster in South Carolina runoff
June 19th, 2014
04:05 PM ET
1 month ago

First on CNN: Santorum endorses McMaster in South Carolina runoff

Washington (CNN) – Rick Santorum is making another primary state pilgrimage, this time involving himself in a high-profile Republican runoff election in South Carolina.

Santorum, a once and possibly future Republican presidential candidate, will appear in South Carolina on Monday to endorse Henry McMaster in his runoff campaign for lieutenant governor. McMaster, a former Attorney General, is facing off against businessman Mike Campbell, the son of the late former Gov. Carroll Campbell. The election is next Tuesday.

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Filed under: 2014 • Rick Santorum • South Carolina
Potential 2016 GOP candidates tout conservative principles in Iowa
June 14th, 2014
10:17 PM ET
1 month ago

Potential 2016 GOP candidates tout conservative principles in Iowa

(CNN) – Traveling to the first caucus state of 2016, where presidential candidates will meet a much-anticipated test, three potential Republican candidates took the stage Saturday at the Iowa GOP state convention to tout conservative principles and a new GOP message.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, declared that if the GOP sticks to conservative principles, it will “be the dominant party again.”
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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Iowa • Rand Paul • Rick Santorum
Rick Santorum's endorsement splurge
May 16th, 2014
04:49 PM ET
2 months ago

Rick Santorum's endorsement splurge

(CNN) – With key Republican Senate primary showdowns in Georgia and Oregon on tap for next Tuesday and a faceoff in Iowa just a couple of weeks away, Rick Santorum isn't sitting idle.

The former senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 Republican presidential candidate – who's seriously considering another bid for the White House – fired off three endorsements the past two days.
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Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Iowa • Oregon • Rick Santorum
First on CNN: Santorum endorses in key Republican Senate battle
May 14th, 2014
08:07 AM ET
2 months ago

First on CNN: Santorum endorses in key Republican Senate battle

(CNN) - Rick Santorum's taking sides in the free-for-all GOP Senate primary in Iowa.

The former senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 Republican presidential candidate – who's seriously considering another bid for the White House – Wednesday will endorse Sam Clovis. The conservative talk radio host backed Santorum's 2012 presidential campaign, which was fueled by a delayed victory over eventual GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Iowa • Rick Santorum
May 11th, 2014
11:21 AM ET
2 months ago

Santorum talks 2016, minimum wage increase

(CNN) – As he considers another run for the White House, Rick Santorum is reaching out to working-class voters, bucking the GOP on the minimum wage and touting his new book in hopes of rebranding the Republican Party.

In an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley that aired Sunday on "State of the Union," the former senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 Republican presidential candidate was candid on the possibility of launching another White House bid in 2016.

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Filed under: 2016 • Minimum wage • Rick Santorum • TV-State of the Union
May 5th, 2014
07:21 PM ET
3 months ago

Crossfire: Santorum doesn't think Rand Paul would win GOP nomination

(CNN) – Rick Santorum said Monday he doubts a Libertarian-leaning candidate, like Rand Paul, could be nominated to lead the Republican Party in a presidential election.

Asked by co-host Van Jones on CNN's "Crossfire" if he could support the Kentucky senator if he winds up running and is nominated in 2016, Santorum said he doesn't think he’ll have to consider that ultimately.

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Filed under: 2016 • Crossfire • Rand Paul • Republican Party • Rick Santorum
Santorum: Georgia gun law to improve safety, says 'a well-armed America is a safer America'
April 27th, 2014
03:10 PM ET
3 months ago

Santorum: Georgia gun law to improve safety, says 'a well-armed America is a safer America'

(CNN) - Fresh off a speech to the National Rifle Association's annual meeting, former - and potentially future - GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum praised a controversial new gun law in Georgia.

The bill, signed by Gov. Nathan Deal last week, will allow Georgians to carry guns into some bars, churches and government buildings.

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Filed under: 2016 • Georgia • Mike Pence • NRA • Rick Santorum
First on CNN: Santorum South Carolina bound
April 9th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
4 months ago

First on CNN: Santorum South Carolina bound

(CNN) - As he seriously considers a second bid for the White House, Rick Santorum will spend three days next week in South Carolina, the state that holds the first southern contest in the presidential primary and caucus calendar.

CNN has learned that the 2012 GOP presidential candidate and former senator from Pennsylvania will be in the Palmetto State from April 13-15 for fundraising events and meetings with Republicans.

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Filed under: 2016 • Rick Santorum • South Carolina
Santorum 'very open' to another presidential bid
March 26th, 2014
04:10 PM ET
4 months ago

Santorum 'very open' to another presidential bid

(CNN) - In his strongest language to date, possible 2016 Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum said he's "very open to taking on another run" for the White House.

In a taping Wednesday on the Iowa Public Television program "Iowa Press," Santorum was asked about his visit to the Hawkeye State, which holds the first contest in the presidential caucus and primary calendar, and whether the "door's open" to another bid for the GOP nomination.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Rick Santorum
2016 watch: Santorum's busy day in Iowa
March 25th, 2014
02:58 PM ET
4 months ago

2016 watch: Santorum's busy day in Iowa

(CNN) -- Rick Santorum's heading back to Iowa Wednesday.

And anytime a potential White House hopeful heads to the Hawkeye State, which kicks off the presidential caucus and primary calendar, the national political media takes notice.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Rick Santorum
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