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April 6, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum met privately with conservative leaders on Thursday to craft plans to try to stop Mitt Romney's march to the nomination. Pressuring rival Newt Gingrich to leave the race was part of their overall strategy. The northern Virginia meeting included a host of fiscal and social conservatives who have long doubted Romney's conservative credentials. "Like halftime at a football game, you go into the locker room to gauge what has been working and what hasn't," meeting participant Richard A. Viguerie, chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, said in a statement.
NEWS
April 6, 2012 | By Thomas Fitzgerald and Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writers
Rick Santorum met Thursday with conservative leaders in Virginia to brainstorm possible paths forward in the Republican presidential race, as Mitt Romney cruised across Pennsylvania with a presumptive nominee's focus on the general election. For Santorum, the April 24 primary here looms as a make-or-break moment after he lost three states Tuesday to Romney. Two new polls showed Santorum at risk of losing the popular vote in the state he represented in Congress for 16 years. During a 15-minute morning stop in Harrisburg to tour his new campaign headquarters, Romney did not mention Santorum and barely acknowledged a primary.
NEWS
April 6, 2012 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
If the Republican primary season so far has been any indication, Pennsylvanians should be expecting three weeks of never-ending, eyeball-straining political attack ads as the GOP presidential contest arrives here in advance of the April 24 vote. But don't change that channel just yet. Turns out that Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and the super political action committees backing their candidacies have not yet shelled out the dough for ad time here at the rate seen when they carpet-bombed earlier primary states such as Florida and Wisconsin.
NEWS
April 5, 2012 | By Thomas Fitzgerald and Amy Worden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Rick Santorum met Thursday with conservative leaders in Virginia to brainstorm possible paths forward in the Republican presidential race, as Mitt Romney cruised across Pennsylvania with a presumptive nominee's focus on the general election. For Santorum, the April 24 primary here looms as a make-or-break moment after he lost three states Tuesday to Romney. Two new polls showed Santorum at risk of losing the popular vote in the state he represented in Congress for 16 years. During a 15-minute morning stop in Harrisburg to tour his new campaign headquarters, Romney did not mention Santorum and barely acknowledged a primary.
NEWS
April 4, 2012 | By David Espo and Kasie Hunt, Associated Press
MILWAUKEE - Mitt Romney tightened his grip on the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, sweeping primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington D.C., with time left over to swap charges with President Obama. "Four more years?" Romney asked sarcastically of the president as supporters cheered in Milwaukee. He said Obama was "a little out of touch" after spending four years surrounded by the trappings of power and had presided over near-record job losses as well as increases in poverty, home foreclosures, government debt and gasoline prices.
NEWS
April 4, 2012
NOW THAT the Elmer Gantry tent-revival that's Rick Santorum's campaign finally is collapsing, he should fold it up and forgo his unofficial home-state primary. I say unofficial because he was born in Virginia and lives in Virginia, although he represented Pennsylvania for 16 years - four in the House, 12 in the Senate. I say forgo because losing or narrowly winning our April 24 primary after such long representation amounts to a huge embarrassment. Heck, even born-in-Pennsylvania Newt won his unofficial home state of Georgia with 47 percent of the vote.
NEWS
April 4, 2012 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
To some analysts, Rick Santorum's campaign for president seems to have entered the zombie phase: not dead, but not fully alive either. After sweeping Tuesday's Wisconsin, Maryland, and District of Columbia primaries, Mitt Romney has tightened his grip on the Republican nomination, and a rising chorus of GOP leaders is suggesting that Santorum quit in order to avoid further damage to the party's chances this fall. Yet Santorum declared he was staying in the race, at least through the April 24 Pennsylvania primary, determined to litigate his case against Romney as a false conservative who offers a poor contrast to President Obama.
NEWS
April 3, 2012
F ORMER U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum , with his big lead in the Pennsylvania presidential primary all but vanishing with three weeks to go, lashed out at the Daily News pollster on a news show Sunday morning and then, on a second show, misled viewers about the pollster's work. "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace noted that Santorum's lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania dropped from 29 percentage points in February to a mere 2 points last week in the Franklin & Marshall/ Daily News poll.
NEWS
April 1, 2012 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
WESTON, Wis. - As the bowling ball spun left, missing the lone pin (and a spare) by inches, Rick Santorum grimaced and walked away from the line, muttering to himself about what went wrong and pantomiming his release in an effort to correct it. "You know he's not going to let us leave until he wins," an aide said. And indeed, Santorum insisted on bowling 10 more frames late Friday evening at Dusty's Weston Lanes, at the end of a long day of campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination.
NEWS
March 29, 2012 | By David Espo, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - After a three-month struggle, Mitt Romney edged into the mop-up phase of the race for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday, buoyed by Newt Gingrich's decision to scale back his campaign and Rick Santorum's statement that he was willing to take the No. 2 spot on the party ticket in the fall. Romney campaigned by phone for support in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary while shuttling from California to Texas on a fund-raising trip, and he praised Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for "trying to rein in the excesses that have permeated the public services union.
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