Rick Santorum

7:27am

Mon March 12, 2012
It's All Politics

Monday Political Grab Bag: Rising Gas Prices Hurt Obama's Ratings Etc

Some voters believe President Obama has the power to lower gas prices and are blaming him for higher costs.
Gene J. Puskar AP

Rising gas prices have many voters looking for someone to blame and President Obama appears to be as good a target as anyone, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll suggests, with the president's approval rating falling from 50 percent last month to 46 percent recently.

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6:42am

Mon March 12, 2012
It's All Politics

Heading Into Tuesday's Vote, GOP Candidates Seek Southern Comfort

Originally published on Mon March 12, 2012 3:02 pm

Rick Santorum greets supporters during a rally at Lookout Steakhouse in Gulfport, Miss., on Sunday.
John Fitzhugh MCT/Landov
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With three wins on Super Tuesday, and a victory in the Kansas caucuses over the weekend, GOP hopeful Rick Santorum is on a high — and campaigning hard in the South.

"This is going to be a very close race here in Mississippi, and I know the same thing is true in Alabama. We've got lots of folks down here working hard," Santorum told a crowd at Weidmann's historic restaurant in Meridian, Miss., on Sunday.

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3:06pm

Sat March 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Santorum Takes Kansas, Romney Wins Territories in GOP Caucuses

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and his wife, Karen, greet supporters during a rally Saturday in Springfield, Mo. After picking up a decisive win in Kansas, Santorum now turns his attention to Missouri's upcoming caucuses.
Whitney Curtis Getty Images

Rick Santorum is the winner of the Kansas Republican caucus, according to The Associated Press, which says his victory is a "rout" over competitors Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. The Topeka Capital-Journal caught up with the head of the Kansas Republican Oarty, who said "Santorum is cleaning up ... he has about three or four times more than anyone else."

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2:37am

Wed March 7, 2012
It's All Politics

Fight For GOP Nomination Is Over But Will Still Go On

Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 8:18 am

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addressed supporters at a Super Tuesday rally in Boston on Tuesday. His home state was one of the six he won Tuesday night.
Jessica Rinaldi Reuters /Landov

As they counted up the votes on Super Tuesday, you could almost hear Celine Dion singing that theme song from Titanic — the one about how her heart and the whole tragic tale would go on.

And on.

So it is with this year's Republican presidential contest.

Usually by this time in the picture, the GOP has given its heart to its hero, and it's lights out for the rest of the cast. But once again this week, the GOP of 2012 refused to read the usual script.

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2:00am

Wed March 7, 2012
Election 2012

3 Candidates Split Super Tuesday Wins

Mitt Romney won six of the 10 Super Tuesday contests. Rick Santorum won three while Newt Gingrich won one. Ron Paul was the only candidate who did not win at least one contest.

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