Post Politics: Rick Santorum


Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/11/2012

The GOP race after Santorum (Wednesday’s Trail Mix video)

TRAIL MIX VIDEO | What happens to the former GOP contender’s delegates? We take a look.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trail Mix, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Can Pennsylvania save Santorum? (Wednesday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | Pennsylvania is a state Rick Santorum has acknowledged he can’t lose, but with three weeks until the next contests, how can he turn things around?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  09:37 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trail Mix, Rick Santorum

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Santorum for veep? Not likely, says top Romney surrogate

John H. Sununu tells National Review Online that Santorum’s “softness under pressure” is a factor.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Veepstakes

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Santorum on potential 2016 bid: Are you kidding me?

Former senator Rick Santorum dismissed the notion that he may run for president again in 2016 if his current bid doesn’t pan out.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:23 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, presidential election, Republican Party

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Trayvon Martin case has been poorly handled, Santorum says

“Well, ‘Stand Your Ground’ is not doing what this man did,” Santorum said at a campaign event in Louisiana.

By Felicia Sonmez and Nia-Malika Henderson  |  02:45 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Rick Santorum

Posted at 10:37 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Mitt Romney goes on attack (Speech transcript, video)

Mitt Romney was relaxed and sunny as he laid into President Obama Tuesday night, fresh off his second big win in less than a week.

By Rachel Weiner  |  10:37 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, Rick Santorum

Posted at 10:26 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Rick Santorum: ‘Big things are adrift’ (Video, Speech transcript)

Rick Santorum gave a rambling, populist speech after losing the Illinois primary, one that showed he has no intention of dropping out of the race.

By Rachel Weiner  |  10:26 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012, Rick Santorum

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/15/2012

One Illinois Republican voter’s journey to a presidential pick

Richard Waddell, a retired engineer and salesman of industrial storage equipment, is a former Romney supporter, who considered switching to the Gingrich camp for a while before going with his son’s pick — Santorum.

By Paul Kane  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Illinois Republican primary, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Barack Obama

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Santorum blasts Romney: ‘Who do you trust?’

Rick Santorum wants a one-on-one battle against Mitt Romney for the GOP nod -- and he’s stepping up his attacks on the Republican frontrunner.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:35 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney: Kansas, Kansas politics, presidential election, Republican party

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Who’s winning the women’s vote? (Thursday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | There wasn’t a big gender gap in Tuesday’s primaries, but if you dig a little deeper, there’s some bad news for Rick Santorum.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  08:48 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Super Tuesday, polls, Republican Party, Mitt Romney, presidentail election

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Santorum: Romney thinks he’s ‘ordained by God’ to win Republican nod

“If the governor thinks he’s now ordained by God to win, then let’s just have it out,” Rick Santorum said of Mitt Romney.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:44 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Kansas, Kansas politics, presidential election, Republican Party

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Earmarks? Taking one for the team? Not such a bad thing, say some Santorum backers (voices)

“Either Romney doesn’t understand that or he’s being disingenuous,” says one Santorum supporter.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  07:34 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Ohio, Ohio primary, Super Tuesday

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Super Tuesday: In Tennessee, some Santorum fans

Among the major Super Tuesday states, Tennessee’s contest is the one where former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum had been, for a time at least, doing best.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  04:49 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tennessee, Super Tuesday, Rick Santorum

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Andrew Breitbart’s death a great loss, Santorum and Romney say

Rick Santorum told reporters that he was “crestfallen” to hear the news that conservative publisher and activist Andrew Breitbart had died. Mitt Romney also expressed his sorrow.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  11:10 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrew Breitbart, Rick Santorum

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Gingrich super PAC spokesman: Santorum ‘might win if he could speak English’

Rick Tyler says Rick Santorum “might win if he could speak English.”

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:45 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidential election, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, campaign finance

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Ga. Gov. Nathan Deal, a Newt Gingrich supporter, kicks off college initiative following Santorum remarks

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s initiative in a Super Tuesday state comes days after Rick Santorum called the president a ‘snob’ for advocating college attendance.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:08 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Georgia primary, Super Tuesday, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Michigan, Arizona primary day: Is Rick Santorum gaining on Mitt Romney?

It’s the final countdown.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  09:08 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidential election, Michigan primary, Arizona primary, Republican Party, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Rick Santorum has Twitter talking before Michigan | @MentionMachine

Rick Santorum is topping the @MentionMachine leaderboard heading into the Michigan and Arizona primaries on Tuesday, but all that buzz doesn’t appear to be tilting in his favor.

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:45 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  @MentionMachine, Rick Santorum,

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Today on the trail: Arizona CNN Republican debate and Rick Santorum’s opportunity

The next 24 hours could be the most decisive of former senator Rick Santorum’s political career.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  09:06 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, presidential election, Election 2012, Arizona primary, Michigan primary

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine endorses Rick Santorum, rescinding support for Mitt Romney

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine had previously endorsed Mitt Romney, and is the most high profile defection from Romney’s campaign so far.

By Dan Balz and Rosalind S. Helderman  |  03:20 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ohio primary, super tuesday, mike dewine, mitt romney, rick santorum

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Rick Santorum continues to distance himself from supporter Foster Freiss’s contraception joke

Appearing on CBS’s “This Morning,” Santorum called the comments by supporter Foster Friess “a bad joke,” and said he shouldn’t have to comment on it.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  10:46 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, presidential election, Contraception

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Today on the trail: Newt Gingrich returns to Georgia; Idaho gets love from Mitt Romney, Ron Paul

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich makes a campaign-trail return to his home state today, holding two events this evening in the Peach State ahead of its Super Tuesday primary.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  09:53 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidential election, super tuesday, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum

Posted at 09:50 PM ET, 01/28/2012

Rick Santorum’s daughter Bella is hospitalized; candidate cancels Sunday morning campaign plans

The candidate is canceling Sunday campaign appearances because his daughter has been admitted to a Philadelphia hospital.

By Washington Post editors  |  09:50 PM ET, 01/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rick santorum, presidential election

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Rick Santorum flies the friendly skies, with reporters

By Philip Rucker  |  04:30 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Repu