February 3rd, 2012
06:05 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum misses out on Indiana ballot, promises challenge

Fulton, Missouri (CNN) – The Republican Party of Indiana announced Friday that just three of the four remaining Republican presidential candidates had filed enough signatures to qualify for a place on the state's primary ballot. Forty-three delegates will be up for grabs in Indiana at the state's primary on May 8.

Mitt Romney will officially be on the ballot. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul both submitted enough signatures but must get those signatures certified by the state's secretary of state by February 10. The state party deemed however that Rick Santorum's submission had fallen short.
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Santorum makes the case for Missouri
February 3rd, 2012
02:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum makes the case for Missouri

Hannibal, Missouri (CNN) - Rick Santorum spent the day before Nevada's caucuses visiting Mark Twain's home town in Missouri. And he explained his rationale for focusing on the Show Me State whose presidential preference primary on Tuesday carries with it no binding delegates.

"People say the election Tuesday is just a beauty contest, a preference poll, and I say, 'you know what, there are a lot of folks who are looking at these polls across the country and making decisions across the country and deciding who they're going to vote for," Santorum said, arguing that a win on Tuesday could make him more appealing to undecided voters across the country. "This is a critical state. This is a must win state for a Republican if we're going to win the presidency."
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Dobson makes surprise appearance at Santorum event
February 2nd, 2012
12:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Dobson makes surprise appearance at Santorum event

Colorado Springs, Colorado (CNN) -– Often seen as the candidate best-equipped to appeal to social conservatives, Rick Santorum tried to capitalize on that reputation by welcoming special guest James Dobson on stage with him Wednesday night for a one-on-one conversation.

After delivering a pointed version of his stump speech before a crowd of more than 1,200 people at Mr. Biggs Family Funhouse here, Santorum introduced Dobson, founder of the conservative group Focus on the Family.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • James Dobson • Rick Santorum
Santorum defends drug companies in health care speech
February 1st, 2012
07:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum defends drug companies in health care speech

Woodland Park, Colorado (CNN) – In what his campaign billed as a "major speech on health care," Rick Santorum found himself Wednesday defending a profit-driven health care system to a woman who said her son requires expensive medication to stay alive.

The former Pennsylvania senator also detailed the deficiencies he sees in his rivals' health insurance records.
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Santorum picks up endorsements, looks to Gingrich supporters
February 1st, 2012
02:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum picks up endorsements, looks to Gingrich supporters

Lakewood, Colorado (CNN) – At a press conference at Colorado Christian University on Wednesday, Rick Santorum announced a slate of Colorado endorsements that he hopes will help him gain traction before the state's caucuses on February 7.

The biggest names on the lengthy list of local supporters include former Colorado congressman and presidential candidate Tom Tancredo, former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton and former Congressman Bob Schaffer.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
January 31st, 2012
09:51 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum looks past Florida

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) – Before a rally at his Nevada headquarters Tuesday night, Rick Santorum reacted to the news that Mitt Romney had cruised to victory in the Florida primary just wrapping up across the country.

"I'm not surprised," he said. "We decided obviously that that was a – that's a death match that I didn't want to get involved in, the resources you had to spend to compete there. We decided that this was going to be a long campaign and we were going to get out and run a campaign across this country."
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Nevada • Rick Santorum
Santorum promises high road, 'We'll beat them straight up'
January 30th, 2012
06:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum promises high road, 'We'll beat them straight up'

Cottleville, Missouri (CNN) – Rick Santorum attracted a full auditorium of more than 300 people at St. Charles Community College here this afternoon, with an overflow crowd of more than 100 more waiting to meet the former senator in a field outside the building.

On a tele-town hall Sunday night, Santorum billed the event as an address on America's failing education system, but he used much of his speech to introduce himself to Missouri voters and position himself as the candidate best-suited to take on President Obama.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
Santorum plays pundit on general election
January 30th, 2012
01:50 AM ET
3 years ago

Santorum plays pundit on general election

Miami (CNN) - Rick Santorum's campaign announced late Sunday night what its candidate had been hinting at for more than a week: he has canceled all remaining events in Florida and instead will begin a push towards the western primaries and caucuses to be held in early February.

In an email sent out just minutes after Santorum finished participating in a tele-town hall with Florida voters, the campaign announced events in Missouri and Minnesota on Monday, followed by trips to Colorado and Nevada on Tuesday.

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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Minnesota • Missouri • Rick Santorum
Eldest daughter and reality show star stand in for Santorum
January 29th, 2012
05:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Eldest daughter and reality show star stand in for Santorum

Sarasota, Florida (CNN) - At a rally in an airplane hangar here Sunday morning, several campaign surrogates spoke on behalf of Rick Santorum while the GOP candidate stayed home in Pennsylvania to care for his youngest daughter, 3-year-old Isabella, who was admitted to a hospital Saturday night.

A campaign aide confirmed prior to the event that Bella, as her family calls her, returned to the hospital on Saturday because she had contracted pneumonia in both of her lungs, but as she was not placed on a ventilator the family is hopeful she'll make a speedy recovery.
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Santorum trashes Gingrich moon colony
January 26th, 2012
12:56 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum trashes Gingrich moon colony

Tallahassee, Florida (CNN) – A day after Newt Gingrich vowed to build a base on the moon by the end of his second term in office, Rick Santorum suggested that such a promise was merely pandering to Florida voters.

"The idea that anybody's going out and talking about brand new, very expensive schemes to spend more money at a time when we do not have our fiscal house in order in my opinion is playing crass politics and not being realistic with the people of this country as to the nature and gravity of the problem," Santorum said Thursday.

CNN LIVE: Tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the CNN/Republican Party of Florida Debate hosted by Wolf Blitzer and follow it on Twitter at #CNNDebate. For real-time coverage of the Florida primary, go to CNNPolitics.com or to the CNN apps or CNN mobile web site.

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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
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