10 reasons religious conservatives love Rick Santorum
February 8th, 2012
03:30 PM ET
9 years ago

10 reasons religious conservatives love Rick Santorum

(CNN) - For all the attention paid to the clout of fiscally focused tea party conservatives and of the primacy of jobs in the 2012 election, Rick Santorum’s trifecta victories Tuesday night are a good reminder of the powerful role religious conservatives play in the GOP. They fueled Santorum’s wins in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado – and his earlier victory in the Iowa caucuses.

But why, exactly, do religious conservatives love the former senator from Pennsylvania? There are obvious reasons – his advocacy against abortion and same-sex marriage, for instance – but plenty of less obvious ones, too.

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Filed under: 2012 • Religion • Rick Santorum
Santorum talks faith with Texas pastors
Supporters pray over Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum during a campaign stop at the Bella Donna Chapel on February 8, 2012 in McKinney, Texas.
February 8th, 2012
03:05 PM ET
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Santorum talks faith with Texas pastors

McKinney, Texas (CNN) - The day after winning a three state primary sweep, Rick Santorum largely avoided politics during a visit to the Bella Donna Chapel and instead talked candidly about his faith before a crowd of more than one hundred local pastors.

Due to several last-minute TV interviews added to his schedule on Wednesday morning, Santorum arrived at the chapel nearly an hour late, which shrunk the amount of time his campaign set aside for midday fundraisers in this wealthy, predominantly Republican state. The delay forced him to rush out after his address, skipping a planned visit with several hundred supporters who had gathered outside the chapel, unable to get in to the invite-only event.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum • Texas
Report on Stevens prosecution must be made public, judge rules
February 8th, 2012
02:31 PM ET
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Report on Stevens prosecution must be made public, judge rules

Washington (CNN) - A federal judge in Washington ruled Wednesday that a special prosecutor's report on misconduct by Justice Department prosecutors in the case against former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska must be made public by March 15.

Some of the former prosecutors in the Justice Department's anti-corruption unit, which brought the case, had argued the 500-page report by investigating attorney Henry Schuelke should remain sealed and permanently barred from release to the public.

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Gingrich to return to Georgia
February 8th, 2012
01:46 PM ET
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Gingrich to return to Georgia

(CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will return home to Georgia next week, his campaign announced Wednesday.

The candidate will make a two-day campaign push in familiar territory ahead of the state's Super Tuesday primary on March 6.
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Filed under: 2012 • Georgia • Newt Gingrich • Ohio
Official Colorado results are in
February 8th, 2012
01:35 PM ET
9 years ago

Official Colorado results are in

(CNN) – The Colorado Republican Party certified the results of the state's Tuesday caucuses, announcing Rick Santorum won with over 40% of the vote.

With 100% of the precincts reporting, Santorum captured 40.31% of the vote, followed by Mitt Romney with 34.85%, Newt Gingrich with 12.79% and Ron Paul with 11.75%.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Republicans
Team Santorum increasing its ranks
February 8th, 2012
01:17 PM ET
9 years ago

Team Santorum increasing its ranks

(CNN) - Rick Santorum's very modest Republican presidential campaign is growing in size.

A top adviser to the former senator from Pennsylvania says the campaign's infrastructure, which has been on a shoestring budget, is increasing.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum
Poll: Obama leads GOP candidates in Virginia
February 8th, 2012
12:52 PM ET
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Poll: Obama leads GOP candidates in Virginia

(CNN) – President Barack Obama edged out Mitt Romney in a hypothetical general election match-up in Virginia, according to a new poll.

It is the first time the president led the former Massachusetts governor in the Super Tuesday state among registered voters in a Quinnipiac survey during this election cycle.
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Filed under: 2012 • Polls • Republicans • Virginia
Poll: Gingrich ahead in Oklahoma
February 8th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Poll: Gingrich ahead in Oklahoma

(CNN) – A new poll released Wednesday shows Newt Gingrich topping the Republican presidential field in Oklahoma, less than a month before the state's Super Tuesday primary on March 6.

Thirty-four percent of likely Republican primary voters said they would back the former House speaker, while 31% said they would vote for Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney, according to the American Research Group survey.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Oklahoma • Polls
Post-Santorum victories, Romney goes after Gingrich
February 8th, 2012
11:29 AM ET
9 years ago

Post-Santorum victories, Romney goes after Gingrich

(CNN) - One day after Rick Santorum pulled a three-state win in the Republican nominating process, Mitt Romney's campaign blasted out a statement Wednesday attacking an opponent who didn't fare as well Tuesday night: Newt Gingrich.

"Speaker Gingrich just doesn't seem to get it. Our staggering national debt and recurring deficits are jeopardizing America's fiscal future – yet he attacks critics of his moon base proposal for being 'cheap' and 'stingy,'" Amanda Henneberg, Romney campaign spokesperson, said in the statement.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
February 8th, 2012
10:16 AM ET
9 years ago

Kingston: Santorum no longer a third wheel

(CNN) - Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston, a strong Newt Gingrich backer, said Wednesday Rick Santorum made big gains the previous night as a result of the ongoing battle between Gingrich and Mitt Romney.

"Santorum has benefited from the fact that it has been perceived as a two-man race. All the attacks have been on Newt. Now if Rick is going to be rising in the polls, I think he's going to start getting negative ads too," Kingston said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
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Filed under: 2012 • Georgia • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
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