February 15, 2012 Rick Santorum's campaign has one of 2012's cleverest political ads. (Of course, we're only less than two months into the year.) The ad, intended to inoculate Santorum against the expected bombardment of negativity from Romney and his superPAC allies, shows a Romney lookalike with a mud-filled paint-gun stalking and shooting at a cardboard cutout of Santorum and missing every time.
February 14, 2012 Santorum makes the case that not only is he an authentic conservative but the most electable GOP candidate versus President Obama. Romney's ad, on the other hand, is more biographical, intended to reinforce his Michigan roots for voters. His ad, called "Growing Up," also aims at leveling Romney with average voters by showing him driving a car around what appears to be Detroit or its suburbs.
February 14, 2012 The Republican presidential candidate said the movement represents "true intolerance."
February 13, 2012 In some fairly horrible news for Romney, he's not just having trouble persuading Republican voters he's conservative; the more he professes his conservatism, the less they apparently believe him.
February 10, 2012 In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Santorum strategist John Brabender said the candidate's victories this week show he has broadened his base.
February 10, 2012 The Republican presidential contender applauds the job women have been doing in the U.S. military. But he says if they are put into combat situations then male soldiers may do things to protect them. And that might compromise missions.
February 8, 2012 Fresh off victories in Minnesota, Colorado and Missouri, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum campaigned in Texas on Wednesday. He told a small group of pastors, some of them former supporters of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, that he is the true conservative left to challenge Mitt Romney.
February 8, 2012 The results of Missouri's "beauty contest" primary and caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado may be poor indicators of the sentiment of most Republicans and independents. Instead, they show the ardor of the fraction of voters who turned out — and the potency of the abortion issue in national politics.
February 7, 2012 The former Pennsylvania senator came out ahead in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado, dealing a sharp blow to GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney and potentially changing the momentum of the Republican presidential primary race.
February 7, 2012 Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is looking for momentum as Republicans caucus and vote in three states on Tuesday: Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado. And dissatisfaction with front-runner Mitt Romney in Missouri could point to a potential opportunity for President Obama in the fall.
February 1, 2012 Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum chose to characterize his distant third-place finish in Florida's Republican presidential primary as a victory, of sorts. And then he lit into the distant second-place finisher, Newt Gingrich.
January 30, 2012 News of Bella Santorum's health problems led to rare news media and Internet interest in the congenital condition known as Trisomy 18, casting a spotlight on a fairly tragic condition.
January 27, 2012 Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, a Christian conservative who adamantly opposes legalized abortion and same-sex marriage, likely won't win Florida, and he's polling nationally at about 16 percent. But he could have a big impact on the GOP race in the Sunshine State and beyond.
January 21, 2012 The state Republican Party reversed itself from a previous assertion that it would not declare a winner. A recanvassing of the votes showed Santorum won by 34 votes, though the preliminary results gave Mitt Romney an eight-vote lead.