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April 3rd, 2012
09:50 PM ET

Santorum looking ahead to PA primary

Rick Santorum's spokeswoman says regardless of losing Tuesday's primaries, they're planning ahead for Pennsylvania.

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Raw Politics: Santorum's guarantee almost comes true - for Romney
March 21st, 2012
12:48 AM ET

Raw Politics: Santorum's guarantee almost comes true - for Romney

Rick Santorum said a few days ago an Illinois win could guarantee him a path to the nomination. Now a double-digit victory in President Barack Obama's home state may do the same for Mitt Romney.

First, the good news for Santorum: He held on to his edge with working-class and rural voters, winning both categories Tuesday in Illinois. He continued to claim Republicans looking for strong character and conservative bona fides in their presidential candidate. And he was the top pick among the most religious voters: regular churchgoers, evangelicals and those who think the religious beliefs of their party's nominee are important.

Now, the bad news: According to exit polls, Romney won virtually everyone else.

Romney's victory was fueled by massive majorities of voters with college degrees and six-figure incomes. But by narrower margins, he claimed nearly all other demographic blocs, too, including groups he's struggled to win throughout the primary season, such as the strongest tea party supporters.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Mitt Romney • Raw Politics • Rick Santorum
March 19th, 2012
11:25 PM ET

Video: KTH: Rick Santorum slipping in Illinois?

Rick Santorum wants a victory in the Illinois primary, but the polls aren't in his favor. Anderson Cooper is Keeping Them Honest.

March 19th, 2012
11:11 PM ET

Video: Rick Santorum's fight for delegates

The Rick Santorum campaign has a plan to narrow the delegate gap with Mitt Romney. John King says it's unlikely.

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February 27th, 2012
11:09 PM ET

Video: KTH: Santorum's college and religion claims

A fact check on Rick Santorum's statements about the president's push for college, and religious practices of students.

Raw Politics: Can Santorum's Michigan campaign count on a volunteer army?
Rick Santorum speaks during a campaign stop while surrounded by supporters at the The Colonial Valley Suites on February 26, 2012 in Davison, Michigan. (photo credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
February 27th, 2012
04:40 PM ET

Raw Politics: Can Santorum's Michigan campaign count on a volunteer army?

Editor's note: On the eve of the Republican primaries in Arizona and Michigan, tune in to AC360 for Raw Politics at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.

Rick Santorum is no stranger to unorthodox scheduling decisions: this is the campaign, after all, that scheduled a major economic speech for a Friday night, where news stories generally go to die. So there’s a certain sort of logic to the fact that their big home-stretch phone-banking event in Michigan - featuring some of their candidate’s highest-profile surrogates - happened to coincide with the top of the Academy Awards broadcast. (In some ways, it’s an understandable oversight: there are no visible TVs at the Troy rent-an-office currently serving as the campaign’s only official Michigan base.)

Still, there was a healthy showing yesterday. Reality show stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar spoke to an enthusiastic group drawn from all across the southeastern part of the state, pointing to the divine roots of Santorum’s rise as several in the family-heavy crowd nodded their agreement. “You can see the hand of God in what’s happened in this campaign,” said Jim Bob Duggar. “We have to pray that God move the hearts of the people to support Rick Santorum.” Some of the volunteers present looked eager enough to hit the streets that night.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Mitt Romney • Raw Politics • Rick Santorum
February 23rd, 2012
12:55 AM ET

Video: Santorum felt 'smacked around a bit'

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum talks about his performance in the Arizona Republican debate.


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February 20th, 2012
11:04 PM ET

Video: KTH: Santorum's religion rhetoric

Rick Santorum made a statement about theology, Christianity and President Obama that left many questioning his intent.

February 17th, 2012
11:16 PM ET

Video: KTH: Santorum's 'Gotcha' complaints

Rick Santorum blames the media for questioning a controversial comment made by his biggest backer. John King reports.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Keeping Them Honest • Rick Santorum
February 15th, 2012
11:31 PM ET

Video: KTH: Is Rick Santorum for states' rights?

Rick Santorum says he supports states' rights but supports national laws for social issues. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports.

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