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Rick Santorum

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

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Track: Live Maine Caucus Returns

Friday, February 10, 2012

When the Maine caucuses results come in, they'll appear right here. The vote in Maine isn't broken down by county -- we'll only get the statewide totals for each candidate. Since our Patchwork Nation communities are based on counties, we won't be able to break down the vote by community type for Maine.

 

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Opinion: Can Santorum Beat Romney? The Answer is in Moneyball

Friday, February 10, 2012

In Michael Lewis' Moneyball, The Oakland A's spent the least money per victory of any team, just as Rick Santorum has spent far less per vote and per delegate than Mitt Romney. But the A's also lose in the end.

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The Takeaway

A Closer Look at Santorum's Sweep

Thursday, February 09, 2012

After Rick Santorum swept the caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado, as well as the non-binding primary in Missouri, many started to wonder if Santorum could unseat Romney's seemingly inexorable path to the nomination. The field of Republican candidates for president is once again unsettled. But is Santorum really the favorite among conservative voters?

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Where Santorum Rickrolled (and Romney Stumbled)

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

So what exactly happened Tuesday night? Suddenly former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has reemerged from the pack to claim the spotlight with three wins – Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri – while front-runner Mitt Romney is combing through the wreckage.

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Opinion: Romney's Still Bad at the Business of Politics

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

As his tax records proved, Mitt Romney is good at making money.  As his political fortunes show, he's not as good at spending it effectively.

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Opinion: After Another Santorum Surge, Will GOP Ever Rally Around One Candidate?

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The triple-header victory by Rick Santorum on Tuesday was a huge rush for the candidate, but also raises much larger questions about the 2012 GOP field.

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The Takeaway

Rick Santorum Wins Big in Colorado and Minnesota

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Rick Santorum's campaign team is waking up this morning after landing a big hit last night. He won the Minnesota and Colorado caucuses plus the non-binding Missouri primary. You can be sure Santorum will use this latest twist to try and persuade more conservatives to rally around him as the most credible alternative to Mitt Romney. 

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Track: Colorado Caucus Returns

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The map on this page shows not only who’s winning in each of the state’s 64 counties, but, using Patchwork Nation, it shows how the candidates are doing in each of Colorado’s eight types of county – from the wealthy Monied Burbs to the rural agricultural Tractor Country counties. It will fill in with data as the results from the caucuses come in.

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Track: Minnesota Caucus Returns

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The map on this page shows not only who’s winning in each of the state’s 87 counties, but, using Patchwork Nation, it shows how the candidates are doing in each of Minnesota’s eight types of county – from the wealthy Monied Burbs to the rural agricultural Tractor Country counties. It will fill in with data as the results from the caucuses come in.

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Track: Missouri Primary Returns

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The map on this page shows not only who’s winning in each of the state’s 114 counties, but, using Patchwork Nation, it shows how the candidates are doing in each of Missouri’s eight types of county – from the wealthy Monied Burbs to the rural agricultural Tractor Country counties. It will fill in with data as the results from the primary comes in.

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Nevada Caucus and the Month Ahead

Monday, February 06, 2012

It was another decisive victory for Mitt Romney as he easily took Nevada this weekend. Things appear to be looking up for the on-again, off-again Republican front-runner. This month's Primary schedule favor the former Massachusetts governor. But with a long road ahead to the Republican National Convention in September, it's still possible that Romney's key GOP antagonist Newt Gingrich could regain his momentum.

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Track: Nevada Caucus Results

Friday, February 03, 2012

The map on this page shows not only who’s winning in each of the state’s 16 counties, but, using Patchwork Nation, it shows how the candidates are doing in each of Nevada’s eight types of county – from the wealthy Monied Burbs to the rural agricultural Tractor Country counties. It will fill in with data as the results from the caucuses come in.

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Explainer: Your Guide to the February GOP Caucuses

Friday, February 03, 2012

The caucuses over the next few weeks are a little, well, meh. But the local gatherings, and their turnout, will give us some sense as to the mood of the party base in a very different set of states.

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Opinion: It's Groundhog Day for Mitt and Newt

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Phil Connors was also tricked into thinking he'd escaped at least once.  But after Mitt Romney won Iowa, he were criticized for it being too close.  Then he won New Hampshire…and the story changed to him losing Iowa.

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Explainer: How Candidates Take on the Tax Code

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

President Obama's "Buffett Rule," requiring at least a 30 percent effective tax rate on millionaires, was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday. Here's what your tax return could look like if he—or any of the other candidates for president—has his way.

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Early Returns From PAC Filings: Colbert Booms, Perry Busts

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New year-end reports filed with the Federal Election Commission trickle out today, and the early word is that Stephen Colbert's Super PAC raised just under $1 million, while former candidates Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann floundered.

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Track: Live Florida Primary Returns

Monday, January 30, 2012

The map on this page shows not only who’s winning in each of the state’s 67 counties, but, using Patchwork Nation, it shows how the candidates are doing in each of Florida’s 10 types of county -– from the wealthy Monied 'Burbs to the metropolitan Immigration Nation counties. It will fill in with data as the results from the primary come in.

 

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Poll: More than 1/3 of Florida Republicans Still Waiting for New Candidate

Monday, January 30, 2012

While a Suffolk University poll finds Mitt Romney opening up a 20-point lead on Newt Gingrich in Florida, data also show that 40 percent of Republicans in the Sunshine State are still waiting for a savior.

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Explainer: Is Mitt Romney the 'Most Anti-Immigrant' Republican?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Newt Gingrich called Mitt Romney the "most anti-immigrant" Republican candidate. Was he right?

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Opinion: Santorum 'Disgusted' With Two-Player Debates

Friday, January 27, 2012

All four candidates had a good night. They each got in memorable lines or quips. Gingrich did not blow away the debate as he did in South Carolina. Romney exceeded expectations and seemed more confident again (as he was when he was the sure winner in about October or November ...

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