Political Capital

Posts tagged: santorum

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Rep. Todd Akin on Sept. 24, 2012 in Kirkwood, Missouri.

Photograph by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Rep. Todd Akin on Sept. 24, 2012 in Kirkwood, Missouri.

Akin Endorsed by Santorum, DeMint

First Newt Gingrich. Now Rick Santorum and Jim DeMint. These are the latest high-profile Republicans to put their support behind Missouri Republican Todd Akin. “Todd Akin is a principled conservative who is committed to winning and fighting for freedom in the U.S....

Read more »

Tim Pawlenty stumps for Mitt Romney at the opening of Romney's Las Vegas campaign headquarters.

Photograph by Brian Cahn/Zuma Press

Tim Pawlenty stumps for Mitt Romney at the opening of Romney's Las Vegas campaign headquarters.

Romney Draws Small Share of Money from Party Primary Rivals’ Donors

Party unity? Not in campaign contributions. The Republican National Convention is a chance to bring together Republicans from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon, and from Manhattan, New York, to Manhattan, Kansas, to gather around the party’s presidential nominee. Also-rans have...

Read more »

Rick Santorum greets supporters during a primary night campaign rally April 3, 2012 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Mars, Pennsylvania.

Photograph by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Rick Santorum greets supporters during a primary night campaign rally April 3, 2012 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Mars, Pennsylvania.

Romney Campaign Pushes Santorum Speech, Welfare Message

Mitt Romney’s campaign is doing something that would have been unthinkable earlier this year: pushing the message former rival Rick Santorum is going to deliver in his conventions speech tomorrow night. Russ Schriefer, a Romney strategist, pointed reporters on a...

Read more »

Rick Santorum in his hometown of Mars, Pennsylvania.

Photograph by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Rick Santorum in his hometown of Mars, Pennsylvania.

Rick Santorum Forms Patriot Voices to Keep His Voice in the Mix

Rick Santorum. Remember him? Just in case things don’t work out for Mitt Romney, Santorum doesn’t want people to forget him. So, he’s forming Patriot Voices, a new organization that he says will mobilize “one million conservatives around this country...

Read more »

Herman Cain in Tampa, Fla.

Photograph by Marcus Yam/The New York Times via Redux

Herman Cain in Tampa, Fla.

Herman Cain’s Campaign Has One Last Creditor: Herman Cain

With all the attention focused on the debts that failed Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich still have — and both are continuing to raise money to pay them off — don’t forget businessman-turned-inspirational speaker-turned-presidential candidate Herman Cain....

Read more »

Rick Santorum raffle money won and donated to his campaign by a roatarian in Manchester New Hampshire on Jan. 5, 2012.

Photograph by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images

Rick Santorum raffle money won and donated to his campaign by a roatarian in Manchester New Hampshire on Jan. 5, 2012.

Santorum: Can You Spare $10?

Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, who abandoned his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in April, is still in debt and is asking supporters to help him pay off his bills. He’s asking for $10. “We ran our campaign on...

Read more »

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney following the Fox News Channel debate on Dec. 15, 2011 in Sioux City, Iowa.

Photograph by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney following the Fox News Channel debate on Dec. 15, 2011 in Sioux City, Iowa.

Santorum’s Long Route to Romney

It took Rick Santorum 28 days and 13 paragraphs to endorse Mitt Romney after abandoning his own campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. The long-delayed nod for the former governor of Massachusetts, now the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, went out...

Read more »

Mitt Romney and Rep. Michele Bachmann during a campaign event at Crofton Industries May 3, 2012 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Photograph by Win McNamee/Getty Images

Mitt Romney and Rep. Michele Bachmann during a campaign event at Crofton Industries May 3, 2012 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

The Endorsement Dance

It’s that time in an election cycle when past criticism Etch-a-Sketches into praise. As presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney courts and collects endorsements from his onetime rivals for the party’s nod, the scathing criticism they once hurled at him...

Read more »

Newt Gingrich, with his daughter Jackie Gingrich Cushman, after he announced he is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on May 2, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia.

Photograph by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Newt Gingrich, with his daughter Jackie Gingrich Cushman, after he announced he is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on May 2, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia.

Newt, By the Numbers

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich formally withdrew from the Republican presidential contest today. Here’s a look at the numbers: 2: The number of Republican primaries and caucuses where Gingrich won the popular vote. Gingrich carried only Georgia, the state...

Read more »

A program at the Franklin County Lincoln Day Dinner in Greencastle, Pa., on April 22, 2012.

Photograph by Jae C. Hong/AP Photo

A program at the Franklin County Lincoln Day Dinner in Greencastle, Pa., on April 22, 2012.

What to Watch Tomorrow

Remember primary elections? Tomorrow we’ll have the first presidential or congressional vote in three weeks, an eternity in politics. It’s also the first balloting since Rick Santorum removed himself from contention April 10 as Mitt Romney’s major challenger for the...

Read more »