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On April 13, 2011, Rick Santorum, a former United States Senator from Pennsylvania, announced he would 'test the waters' for a presidential run in 2012. 

Party Affiliation: Republican

Web site: http://www.ricksantorum.com/explore/

Slogan: Fighting to Make America America Again

The Takeaway

Meet the Delegates: Rick Santorum Supporters

Thursday, August 30, 2012

This week, The Takeaway has profiled to Republican National Convention delegates from across the country about the GOP convention and what they think about the future of the country. Today we profile a mother and daughter delegate team from Oregon who came to the convention in support of Rick Santorum.

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Adios Newt: What Gingrich's SuperPAC Should Buy Next

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

That's all, folks. Now what happens to the Super PAC leftovers?

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Opinion: Now What Happens to Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The suspension of Santorum’s campaign has been correctly declared to be the start of the national election campaign pitting Mitt Romney against Barack Obama. But, there will be a strong sideshow inside the Republican Party as the various characters and factions especially Rick Santorum try to position themselves for the next seven months.

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Explainer: Why Do Politicians Suspend Their Campaigns?

Friday, April 13, 2012

“Everyone in political universe understands what candidate means when they say 'suspending,'” says a lawyer who specializes in campaign finance and election law. “People understand ending the campaign doesn’t mean you can walk away from debts."

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The Takeaway

Santorum Suspends Campaign

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Despite his best efforts, Santorum always seemed to be two steps behind the Republican front-runner, Mitt Romney. And yesterday, he announced that he’d no longer try to catch up. Weighing in on Santorum's decision are Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Ron Christie, Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist, and Karen Martin, organizer of Spartanburg Tea Party, who previously told us she was hoping for "anyone but Romney" but now her perspective has changed.

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Opinion: Five Predictions for the Rick Santorum Farewell

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What's more surprising than Rick Santorum dropping out to most is that he lasted this long. He has already factored into three of my predictions on this site, so I'll round his candidacy out with two more before we bid farewell.

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The Takeaway

Mitt Romney Minus Rick Santorum

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, leaving an essentially two-man race between Romney and Obama. Moving forward, what will the Republican, Mitt Romney, do to win the support of Rick Santorum’s supporters? And as President Obama directs his attacks toward the Republican front-runner, what strategy will he have to enlist?

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WNYC News

Santorum Suspends GOP Presidential Campaign

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rick Santorum is suspending his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, clearing a path for Mitt Romney to become the nominee.

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Opinion: Why Rick Won't be Mitt's #2

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee. This has been the betting man's favorite for awhile. Karol Markowicz on the Right and I on the Left have agreed on this at It's A Free Country. Tuesday's wins cemented Mitt's momentum. The story is no longer whether ...

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WNYC News

Romney Sweeps Primaries

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Mitt Romney has won the Wisconsin primary. And that means he's gone three for three over chief GOP rival Rick Santorum in Tuesday's contests.

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Opinion: Welcome to the Endless Campaign Season

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The American political process has become a “permanent election.” After we hold an election, all the candidates have to begin raising money for the next election years down the road, and there is no longer any respite from the endless advertisements, snarkiness and hot air emanating from the punsters.

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The Takeaway

What Happens if Mitt Romney Loses Wisconsin?

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Tonight's primary results may ultimately decide the fate of the GOP nomination contest. If Mitt Romney wins Wisconsin, he may effectively seal the deal and his inevitability will likely go unquestioned. But if Rick Santorum can pull out a victory in the Badger State, all eyes will be on the nominating contest in the former Senator's home state of Pennsylvania three weeks later. We're joined by Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich and Republican Strategist and Takeaway Contributor Ron Christie.

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Opinion: Don't Let the Door Hit You, Newt and Rick

Monday, April 02, 2012

Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich seem ready to campaign well into 2013 since this is, by far, the most prominence either has achieved in at least the last decade.

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The Mitt Romney Inevitability Playlist

Friday, March 30, 2012

George H.W. Bush quoted Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler" when suggesting that the not-Romneys drop out. Here are several other songs that the Romney camp could use as exit music for the other candidates.

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Most Memorable GOP Debate Moment | And the Winner is...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

After two weeks of intense competition, It's a Free Country readers have settled on the most memorable GOP debate moment of the 2012 campaign.

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Championship | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It's all come down to this. After two weeks of voting, it's between Rick Perry's "Oops" and the booing of a gay soldier for most memorable moment of the 2012 GOP debates.

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The Takeaway

Rick Santorum Loses His Cool with New York Times Reporter

Monday, March 26, 2012

When Jeff Zeleny, National Political Correspondent for our partner The New York Times, asked Rick Santorum about a harsh comment he made about rival Mitt Romney, Santorum lashed out. The exchange was caught on tape by a CBS news camera, and Zeleny joins us with an update on Santorum's words and the political strategy behind them.

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Final Four)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Only four debate moments remain, and today they battle it out for a spot in tomorrow's championship match-up.

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 2, Day 2)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Will Newt Gingrich's bludgeoning of John King trump a good old fashioned back-and-forth between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney? And can Herman Cain make it further in our bracket than he did on the campaign trail?

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Opinion: What if All the Candidates Were Toys?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Time was the GOP primary reminded us of a three-ring circus with a surfeit of clowns. Now, after a spectacular own-goal by senior Romney campaign aide Eric Fehrnstrom, it’s looking more like Toy Story 4.

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