(CBS News) STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- Regardless of the outcome of Super Tuesday's ten contests, the way ahead for Rick Santorum is through the South, according to campaign staffers.
Santorum's communications director Hogan Gidley believes Santorum's conservative appeal and energy policy, which stresses offshore drilling and domestic oil and gas production, will resonate with voters along the Gulf Coast, an area rich in natural energy resources and hurting for jobs. Alabama and Mississippi hold primaries on March 13th.Continue »
(CBS News) Steubenville, OH -- Rick Santorum spent much of his time in Ohio crying foul over being outspent by his rival Mitt Romney.
He told a crowd near Dayton Monday, "If I had the opportunity to have a 6 to 1 spending advantage given where we are in this race right now, this race wouldn't been close."
Later that day, in Cuyahoga Falls, the margin had widened. "When you have 12 million dollars and you can outspend someone 12 or 13 to one, you can stop and ignore answering the questions," said Santorum.Continue »
Speaking to a large crowd at the Dayton Christian School, Santorum repeated his frequent complaint about being outspent by Republican rival Mitt Romney in the race for the GOP nomination. "If I had the opportunity to have a 6-to-1 spending advantage, given where we are in this race right now, this race wouldn't be close," Santorum said. "But that's not how it is. (I) give credit to Governor Romney and what he's been able to accomplish, amassing an enormous amount of money. But this race isn't going to be won or lost in the fall on money."Continue »
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - No more Mr. Nice Guy for newly energized Rick Santorum.
The Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday launched a full-throated attack of front-runner Mitt Romney, saying the former Massachusetts governor's campaign "has been about serially tearing down opponents without offering any kind of vision for what he wants to do for this country.
"This is the gotcha politics of Mitt Romney," Santorum said, sounding complaints almost identical to those lodged by rival conservative Newt Gingrich against Romney after Gingrich won the South Carolina primary last month.Continue »
On the stump and in press conferences, the former speaker of the House has a penchant for seasoning his speech with words that end in -ly. He told a group of supporters Saturday, "Some fairly crazed people who are terrified I'll become the nominee have been writing some genuinely whacked out things."
Gingrich saves his most colorful adverbs for republican rival Mitt Romney. Thursday, he told a group of reporters, "There's something so grotesquely hypocritical about the Romney campaign."Continue »
Of the 1000 or so people at Newt Gingrich's morning rally in Mt. Dora, FL, at least two weren't there to support the former speaker of the House. They were there on behalf of his chief rival.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who has endorsed Mitt Romney, and Dave Kochel, a Romney staffer, mingled with reporters while Gingrich spoke. Gingrich spent most of his speech railing against Romney, calling him "dishonest" and a "hypocrite."Continue »
CBS News and the National Journal have learned that Newt Gingrich's former consulting firm will release at least one more of his contracts with Freddie Mac on Tuesday evening at around 10 pm.
The Center for Health Transformation previously released the 2006 contract with Freddie Mac, which was for only $300,000 of the $1.6 million Gingrich reportedly received from the government-backed mortgage giant.
Although some reports stated that other contracts had been lost by the consulting firm, a campaign spokesperson said this was not true and that they just had trouble finding their files.
"I declare to you today as a candidate for president of the United States," Perry told a crowd of about 400 conservative bloggers and activists packed into a sweltering hotel ballroom.
With beads of sweat on his upper lip, Perry took shots at the Obama administration, saying that it had "failed," and that its economic policies have "prolonged our national misery, not alleviated it."
"Our country's most urgent need is to revitalize our economy [and] stop the generational theft that is going on with this record debt," Perry said.Continue »
SEABROOK, N.H. - On the day Mitt Romney declared his candidacy for president, Sarah Palin's east coast tour stopped in Seabrook, New Hampshire, no less than 12 miles from where Romney had made the announcement earlier in the day.
Palin denied that she had planned her trip to the Granite State to coincide with (or upstage) Romney's announcement.
The former governor of Alaska attended a clambake - a New England summer tradition - in the backyard of a private residence near the beach. She was joined by her parents, Sally and Chuck Heath, her daughter Piper and about 40 neighbors and supporters.Continue »
His visit has rallied anti-abortion rights activists who say the Catholic university should not have invited a president who favors abortion rights to speak at such an event, nor confer on to him an honorary degree.
The Catholic Church condemns abortion.
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