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Rick Santorum Claims Delegate Race Is Closer Than Reported

Rick Santorum Claims Delegate Race Is Closer Than Reported

AFP/Getty Images(BALLWIN, Mo.) — As Missouri voters gathered to select delegates for the convention, Rick Santorum made the case that the delegate race between him and Mitt Romney is closer than the current delegate math estimates sugges…

Rick Santorum Was Warned That 2005 Book Could Become Fodder for Political Attacks

Rick Santorum Was Warned That 2005 Book Could Become Fodder for Political Attacks

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Rick Santorum was warned more than a year before his decisive 2006 Senate re-election defeat that the controversial book he was writing would provide his opponents with damaging ammunition to use against him…

On Obama’s Home Turf, Santorum Says Illinois Primary Is Key

On Obama’s Home Turf, Santorum Says Illinois Primary Is Key

AFP/Getty Images(ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.) — In a suburb just outside Chicago, Rick Santorum urged a crowd of over a thousand voters to take Tuesday’s Illinois primary seriously, arguing that he is the only candidate who is capable of beating Bar…

Rick Santorum Argues He’s ‘Barraged’ by Negativity

Rick Santorum Argues He’s ‘Barraged’ by Negativity

ABC/ DONNA SVENNEVIK(ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.) — As he made his first stop in Illinois prior to Tuesday’s contests, Rick Santorum argued that he’s been “barraged” by negativity and that attacks coming from Mitt Romney’s ca…

Romney Will Back Puerto Ricans’ Desire for Statehood

Romney Will Back Puerto Ricans’ Desire for Statehood

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Landing in Puerto Rico on the eve of the island’s weekend primary, Mitt Romney reiterated his stance on its quest for statehood, saying he would support whatever the majority of the citizens …

Santorum Parades in Puerto Rico Amid Questions on English, Statehood

Santorum Parades in Puerto Rico Amid Questions on English, Statehood

T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — With a jazz bland blaring island music and a narrator touting Rick Santorum’s conservative credentials in Spanish, the Santorum family led a pop-up parade in their honor down a main thorough…

Newt Gingrich Says Illinois Primary ‘Largely Will Be Romney, Santorum’

Newt Gingrich Says Illinois Primary ‘Largely Will Be Romney, Santorum’

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(ELGIN, Ill.) — After two days of campaigning in Illinois, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told reporters that he believes the race in Illinois “largely will be Romney and Santorum.”A poll last w…

After Delegate Defection, Santorum Defends Call for Puerto Rico to Adopt English

After Delegate Defection, Santorum Defends Call for Puerto Rico to Adopt English

Hemera/Thinkstock(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Rick Santorum on Wednesday became the first Republican presidential hopeful in this election to visit Puerto Rico before the island commonwealth’s Sunday primary, taking a controversial stand on stateho…

Santorum’s Best Shot May Be Gingrich Remaining in the Race

Santorum’s Best Shot May Be Gingrich Remaining in the Race

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rick Santorum’s wins in Mississippi and Alabama has renewed calls from supporters and pundits for Newt Gingrich to drop out of the Republican presidential primary and allow Santorum a proper one-on-one …

Santorum Embraces Romney’s ‘Act of God’ Quip in San Juan

Santorum Embraces Romney’s ‘Act of God’ Quip in San Juan

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN JUAN, P.R.) — At the end of his first night in Puerto Rico, Santorum visited an evangelical church where the congregation enthusiastically backed him and prayed for him.The pastor, in both English and Spanish, asked th…

Santorum Ties Obama in Pennsylvania Match-Up

Santorum Ties Obama in Pennsylvania Match-Up

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(HAMDEN, Conn.) — Former senator Rick Santorum is the most competitive Republican candidate challenging President Obama in swing state Pennsylvania, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.Santorum is in a virtual …

Santorum Wins Alabama, Mississippi; Pledges to ‘Compete Everywhere’

Santorum Wins Alabama, Mississippi; Pledges to ‘Compete Everywhere’

Sean Gardner/Getty Images(LAFAYETTE, La.) — Rick Santorum won both Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday night, sweeping the Super Tuesday of the South and cementing the notion that this is truly a two-man battle with Mitt Romney.The former Pennsylvania sen…

ANALYSIS: Doubts on Romney’s Conservatism Help Santorum in the South

ANALYSIS: Doubts on Romney’s Conservatism Help Santorum in the South

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Voters unimpressed with Mitt Romney’s conservative credentials split between Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich in Alabama and Mississippi, leaning enough toward Santorum to give him a pair of wins — but l…

Rick Santorum Projected to Win Alabama, Mississippi Primaries

Rick Santorum Projected to Win Alabama, Mississippi Primaries

ABC News(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) –ABC projected Rick Santorum would win the Alabama and Mississippi primaries, giving the former Pennsylvania senator high-stakes victories in key Southern contests Tuesday.Mitt Romney, who still holds a commanding delegate l…

Bill Maher Irks Rick Santorum: Compares Christian Homeschooling to Madrassa

Bill Maher Irks Rick Santorum: Compares Christian Homeschooling to Madrassa

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) — Comedian Bill Maher has once again inserted himself into the 2012 presidential dialogue, this time igniting a battle over Christian home schooling with Rick Santorum, the conservative Republican running for president….

Alabama Gov. Votes for Santorum, But Stays Clear of Endorsing

Alabama Gov. Votes for Santorum, But Stays Clear of Endorsing

ABC News(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — The Rick Santorum campaign touted the news Tuesday morning that Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley had voted for the former Pennsylvania senator in the state’s primary. But the governor’s office has put out a statemen…

GOP Candidates Get Ready to Face Off in Alabama, Mississippi

GOP Candidates Get Ready to Face Off in Alabama, Mississippi

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The long slog that the Republican presidential primary has become will swing through the Deep South on Tuesday when voters in Alabama and Mississippi head to the polls, but a decisive result of any kind seem…

Santorum Tells Alabama Voters He’s the "True Red Conservative"

Santorum Tells Alabama Voters He’s the "True Red Conservative"

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — Just hours after Mitt Romney accused Rick Santorum of being to the left of him, the former Pennsylvania senator hit back, telling a crowd in Montgomery, Ala., that his victories show just how conservati…

Santorum on the "Imaginary World of Mitt Romney’s Ideology"

Santorum on the "Imaginary World of Mitt Romney’s Ideology"

ABC/ Fred Watkins(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — Rick Santorum lashed out at Mitt Romney as “sad,” “desperate” and living in an “imaginary world” for suggesting he is too liberal to be Romney’s running mate, should the f…

Rick Santorum Says America Should Apologize for Afghanistan Shooting

Rick Santorum Says America Should Apologize for Afghanistan Shooting

ABC/ DONNA SVENNEVIK(BILOXI, Miss.) — Rick Santorum said Monday that if a U.S. soldier shot and killed 16 civilians, as U.S. officials have suggested, then the Afghan people deserve an apology.After an energy conference here, Santorum told reporters t…

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