Rick Santorum

4:35pm

Tue April 3, 2012
It's All Politics

A Primary Hat Trick: Romney Wins Wisconsin, Maryland And D.C.

Originally published on Wed April 4, 2012 10:07 am

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters Tuesday in Milwaukee.
Scott Olson Getty Images

With wins in Maryland, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C., Mitt Romney inched his way forward toward becoming the inevitable GOP presidential candidate.

After Tuesday's hat trick, the road to victory is clear for Romney and increasingly rocky and unlikely for Rick Santorum, Romney's leading opponent.

Still, in a speech from Mars, Pa., Santorum vowed to continue his campaign.

"We have now reached the point where it's half time," Santorum said. "Who's ready to charge out of the locker room for a strong second half in Pennsylvania?"

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3:22pm

Tue April 3, 2012
It's All Politics

Will 2008's Surge In Young Voters Continue In 2012?

Originally published on Tue April 3, 2012 9:05 pm

Supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul cheer as the Republican presidential candidate speaks on March 28 at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.
T.J. Kirkpatrick Getty Images

Historically, young people have been much less likely to vote than older Americans.

That trend has started to change in the past few presidential election cycles, especially in 2008, when a census report found that 49 percent of those ages 18 to 24 who were eligible to vote participated in the presidential election.

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8:17am

Sat March 31, 2012
Million Dollar Donors

A Wyoming Millionaire Places His Faith In Santorum

Originally published on Fri March 30, 2012 2:02 pm

Foster Friess introduces Rick Santorum at the 2012 CPAC Conference in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 10 wearing a sweater vest embroidered with the candidate's name.
Ron Sachs CNP DPA/Landov

After a series of primary wins, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum showed strong fundraising numbers last month.

But earlier in the contest, the loudest voice promoting the former Pennsylvania senator wasn't the candidate himself. It was Foster Friess, a multimillionaire who was the main funder of a pro-Santorum superPAC.

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10:07am

Thu March 29, 2012
It's All Politics

Santorum Seeks Some Reagan Jelly Belly Magic

Originally published on Mon April 2, 2012 9:32 am

A portrait of President Ronald Reagan made from jelly beans at the Jelly Belly Co. visitor center, in Fairfield, Calif., in June 2004. The photo was taken shortly after his death.
STEVE YEATER AP

For some people, few things say "Ronald Reagan" like Jelly Belly candy, apparently. Which explains why Rick Santorum will be holding a rally at the California headquarters of the candy maker Thursday.

Santorum is scheduled to attend a "Rally for Rick" event at the Jelly Belly Candy Co. facility in Fairfield, Calif.

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6:27am

Tue March 27, 2012

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