Santorum’s early success pushed GOP to the right
Published 04/11/2012, Associated Press
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.Word count: 578
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