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Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at the Dayton Christian School, Monday, March 5, 2012, in Miamisburg, Ohio. AP Photo/Eric Gay

(CBS News) MIAMISBURG, Ohio - Facing a tough test of his viability as a presidential contender in tomorrow's Super Tuesday contests, Rick Santorum said the contest won't be "won or lost in the fall on money." And, after slamming President Obama for policies encouraging college attendance, Santorum complained that he was drawing down his savings for his campaign while trying to save money to put three of his children through college.

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."

To continue his campaign, he said, "We're living basically spending down our savings. Not necessarily the best thing to do when you have three kids entering into college the next couple of years. But this country is worth it."

Earlier this month, Santorum called Obama a "snob" for policies aimed at making college more affordable.

In his remarks Monday, Santorum criticized the administration's response to Iran's nuclear program, saying the issue is, "beyond this president. ... We need a president who can grasp reality a little better than what this president is doing."

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