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Santorum Campaign to Highlight Romney Evolution on Blind Trust Issue

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Rick Santorum’s campaign has opened up a new line of attack against Mitt Romney, pointing out his evolution on the issue of how wealthy politicians should treat their money.

Santorum’s campaign plans to highlight and distribute a video – a clip of Mitt Romney in 1994 attacking Sen. Edward Kennedy for hiding behind a blind trust to avoid questions about his investments.

At the time, Romney described a blind trust as an “age-old ruse… You can always tell a blind trust what it can and cannot do,” Romney told reporters in 1994 as he was challenging Kennedy in a race for senate.

Romney, who is worth an estimated $250 million, has since adopted a blind trust to oversee his investments, although some of the investments have not been without controversy.

This latest effort by Santorum’s campaign shows they are not yet ready to coalesce behind Romney as the eventual nominee, despite calls from Republican Party leaders ranging from former President George H.W. Bush to Tea Party leader Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina for him to do so. Romney has an insurmountable lead in the delegate race. If Santorum is to make a serious grab for the nomination, it would have to be at the Republican convention in Tampa late this summer.

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