Rick Santorum tells voters he prayed to decide whether to run for president. God, opposition to abortion and the primacy of the traditional family are staples of his campaign stump speech. He’s standing by a comment he once made that Satan was targeting the U.S.
President Barack Obama raised $738.5 million for his successful re-election effort, almost as much as the record $745 million he brought in four years earlier, Federal Election Commission filings show.
A new ad airing today in the run-up to the April 3 Wisconsin primary replays footage of Rick Santorum saying he doesn’t “care what the unemployment rate’s going to be” and accuses him of voting against national right- to-work legislation.
Hours after dropping out of the presidential race this month, Rick Santorum fired off an e-mail to supporters asking for “one more” contribution: “I am planning to do everything in my power to bring a change about in the White House,” he wrote. “But our campaign has debt, and I cannot be free to focus on helping defeat” President Barack Obama “with this burden.”
Mitt Romney sought a win in today’s Illinois primary to restore the air of inevitability that once surrounded his quest for the Republican presidential nomination, as his closest rival Rick Santorum tried to stay viable with a strong showing.