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Santorum Tells Coloradans He Feels ‘Very Good’ About Caucus

Steve Pope/Getty Images(DENVER) -- On the eve of Colorado’s caucuses, Rick Santorum told a boisterous crowd of about 250 he “feel(s) very good” about his prospects on Tuesday.

He reminded the crowd that Mitt Romney won the Centennial State in 2008 with 60 percent of the vote but said this time he can win there.

Santorum said Romney may be the candidate with the most money, but the former Massachusetts governor used that money to “run negative ads the whole time,” and Colorado should instead be “electing the guy” with the “best record,” not the most money.

He also lobbed a not-so-veiled hit at Romney, saying the party should not nominate a candidate that even his “supporters aren’t excited about.”

Santorum again repeated his comparisons of Romney’s health care plan in Massachusetts to the administration’s health care legislation, calling them “remarkably the same,” but gave Newt Gingrich a pass Monday evening.

"Speaker Gingrich supported the individual mandate for 20 years that was the core of ObamaCare.  But he pales by comparison to what Gov. Romney did in Massachusetts,” he said.

Santorum's supporters in Colorado will have a chance to vote for him on Tuesday when the state holds its caucus.  Minnesota's caucus and Missouri's primary will also be held on the same day.

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