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Santorum’s Early Success Pushed GOP to the Right

April 10, 2012 in WDAZ

WASHINGTON (AP) From obscure former senator driving a pickup truck across Iowa, Rick Santorum made a surprising he calls it miraculous leap to become the most formidable threat to Mitt Romney’s march to the Republican nomination. His shoestring campaign, which ended Tuesday, was a constant reminder of Romney’s trouble connecting with the party’s conservative core.
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Santorum Ends Presidential Campaign; ND Delegates in Limbo

April 10, 2012 in WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) Rick Santorum’s decision to stop his Republican presidential campaign leaves his North Dakota delegates in limbo.

North Dakota has 28 delegates to the August Republican National Convention in Tampa. They are all officially uncommitted to any candidate.
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Santorum plans to suspend his presidential campaign

April 10, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON – The Washington Post is reporting that Rick Santorum will announce this afternoon that he is suspending his presidential campaign, all but bringing to a close the 2012 GOP presidential contest and formally handing the nomination to Mitt Romney, according to an official close to the campaign.
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Santorum Delegate Plan Hits Wall in North Dakota

April 6, 2012 in WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s plan to use state conventions to pull support from Mitt Romney has stalled in North Dakota, where Romney has the largest group of backers among the state’s delegates to the party’s national convention.
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Romney defeats Santorum in GOP primary in Illinois

March 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) Mitt Romney took a major stride toward the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, routing Rick Santorum in the Illinois primary for his third big-state win in a row and padding his already-formidable lead in the race for convention delegates. Continue Reading

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Santorum Wins Alabama Primary

March 13, 2012 in WDAZ

WASHINGTON (AP) Rick Santorum has won Alabama’s Republican presidential primary. The former Pennsylvania senator edged rivals Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney to capture the Deep South state.
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Santorum Wins Alabama Primary

March 13, 2012 in WDAZ

WASHINGTON (AP) Rick Santorum has won Alabama’s Republican presidential primary. The former Pennsylvania senator edged rivals Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney to capture the Deep South state.
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Romney Wins Ohio, 4 Other Super Tuesday States

March 7, 2012 in WDAZ

WASHINGTON (AP) Mitt Romney squeezed out a win in pivotal Ohio, captured four other states with ease and padded his delegate lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination but was forced to share the Super Tuesday spotlight with a resurgent Rick Santorum.
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ND Win Not Tied to Santorum’s Fundraising

March 6, 2012 in WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) It’d be tough to argue that Rick Santorum’s Super Tuesday win in North Dakota has much to do with money. The former Pennsylvania senator had raised just $5,400 in the state less than even GOP presidential defectors Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain and Tim Pawlenty.
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Santorum Projected to Win ND Caucuses

March 6, 2012 in WDAZ

(WDAZ-TV) – Former Pennsylvania Representative Rick Santorum is projected by CNN to win the North Dakota Republican Caucuses with over 78 percent of the vote counted. Continue Reading