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Santorum raises $700k in Q3
Politico ^ | 11-15-11 | MAGGIE HABERMAN

Posted on 10/15/2011 8:50:18 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA

Rick Santorum raised $704,000 for the third fundraising quarter that ended in September, his campaign said, adding that most of it was raised in the final three weeks of that period.

But he also spent $743,000, leaving his account with $189,000 in cash on hand. Continue Reading

Santorum has been running a by-the-bootstraps effort that focuses heavily on Iowa and scoring among the top finishers in the Iowa caucuses. And he's been using the debates to try to vault himself ahead.

UPDATE: Santorum also has just over $70,000 in debt.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2016; 2020; 2024; ricksantorum; santorum
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To: Lazlo in PA

Rick is A+ conservative. But so far, his poll numbers do not look like he is any where close to winning. He is not connecting with majority of voters. It does no good if you are the best conservative if you can’t win the nomination.


21 posted on 10/15/2011 9:46:55 PM PDT by federal__reserve (Economy on life support needs a revolutionary tax plan, not fiddle around the edges!)
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To: Windcatcher

Well done!

For others interested in joining the fight, the URL is:

http://www.ricksantorum.com


22 posted on 10/15/2011 9:46:58 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Eva
My Problem with Newt is he talks a good game but then does idiotic things like do a global warming commercials with Pelosi. He caves so quick on his so called principles it's hard to say he has on any. Talk all Talk...
23 posted on 10/15/2011 9:49:35 PM PDT by Palin_Rubio2012
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To: Lazlo in PA

“Levin is a supporter of all our Conservatives.”

Which is why he REALLY likes Santorum and Bachmann!


24 posted on 10/15/2011 9:51:08 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Agreed. Santorum’s been a helpful presence, adding substance to the debates.


25 posted on 10/15/2011 9:51:55 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: federal__reserve; holdonnow; Sean Hannity

“He is not connecting with majority of voters.”

If only he were given more time in the debates, and loosen up just a bit, I think he would connect more with voters.

I wish one of the talk show hosts would have a series of debates with just a few of the candidates at a time, so they would have the time to express their views, and voters could really see what they stand for.


26 posted on 10/15/2011 9:57:14 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

If he can survive long enough for some of the others to drop out, he’s bound to get more recognition. He needs time.


27 posted on 10/15/2011 10:00:24 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: Windcatcher

“He needs time.”

Yes, he needs time, and we primary voters also need more time to vet the candidates. I heard something about one of the states moving up their primary to DECEMBER! It’s outrageous!


28 posted on 10/15/2011 11:09:33 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

I agree. With PA’s primary in April, having the others so early is infuriating.


29 posted on 10/15/2011 11:11:44 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

That national sales tax of 9% is peanuts compared to:

No death tax
No payroll tax which is 15.3% on your gross paycheck
No tax on capital gains
No tax on dividends
Top corporate tax rate drops from 35 to 9%
Top individual rate drops from 35 to 9%

9-9-9 will stop punishing the most productive companies, encourage companies to bring back manufacturing with lower corporate tax, collect sales tax from the underground economy such as multi-billion dollar drug trade, and kick start the economy on life support. Note that you can avoid the sales tax by buying used cars and existing homes.


30 posted on 10/15/2011 11:14:33 PM PDT by federal__reserve (Economy on life support needs a revolutionary tax plan, not fiddle around the edges!)
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To: federal__reserve

Cain happens to be on my short list, after Santorum and Bachmann, but I wonder if I would have to pay another 9% besides the 7% state/county tax I already have to pay.

People are worried about this, and if people like me having to pay a total of 16% is not the case, Cain needs to explain his plan better.


31 posted on 10/15/2011 11:23:45 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

That’s what scares me — you just know that Marxists like Krugman are rubbing their hands together in glee at the prospect of socking us with an income tax *and* a sales tax. I just cannot support any such plan without first repealing the 16th Amendment.


32 posted on 10/15/2011 11:38:21 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: federal__reserve

Santorum is young, sharp, and well-versed in Foreign Policy.

If Santorum does not move up — and if Cain somehow manages to snag the nomination — Santorum SHOULD be Cain’s Vice Presidential pick, in my view.


33 posted on 10/15/2011 11:55:41 PM PDT by man_in_tx
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To: Eva

I understand your point....only because so many people seem to feel the same way. I have to admit that I don’t have that reaction. But I’m like that. Throughout my working career I’ve gotten along well with and actually liked people who others almost universally despised. Usually it was just a gruff exterior they couldn’t get past. And Newt clearly has that.

The funny thing is I have a similar reaction to Santorum. Not that he isn’t likeable. He just strikes me as the kind of kid who was the hall monitor in 7th grade. I hated the hall monitors and they hated me.

Judging from the debates, Santorum seems to really have a lot of respect for Newt. It seems mutual too. I wouldn’t be surprised if the first to exit endorsed the other.

Hank


34 posted on 10/16/2011 12:35:12 AM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Yes, but his aim is off. Conservatives should aim FIRST at Romney. Instead, he aimed it at Perry, and regardless of his point he came off looking like Eddie Haskell.


35 posted on 10/16/2011 5:13:52 AM PDT by McGavin999 ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Rick is hardcore conservative. I would vote for him for POTUS and not feel bad about it.
Cain is the same. Two people conservatives can vote for and not feel dirty afterwards


36 posted on 10/16/2011 7:39:37 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: bigbob

“I’m surprised he could raise 700. Dollars.”

Dittos that. That he ever thought he had any chance reveals how dopey he is.

Using his defeat in Penn. as a launching pad to the Presidency is not a winning strategy.


37 posted on 10/16/2011 8:12:17 AM PDT by Lucas McCain
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To: Sun

If your payroll tax of 15.3% on your GROSS paycheck disappears, you will have large chunks of money left over after paying the federal sales tax. Remember you do not have all of your GROSS paycheck to spend on new stuff. Only your discretionary money left over after paying all recurring bills, is available to buy stuff. And you have the choice to buy used homes and used cars on which there will be zero federal sales tax.


38 posted on 10/16/2011 10:13:01 AM PDT by federal__reserve (Economy on life support needs a revolutionary tax plan, not fiddle around the edges!)
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To: man_in_tx

Santorum lost me on foreign policy when he said it was OK for illegals to attend our universities by paying out of state tuition. He justified that by adding “we have lots of foreign students attending our universities”.

Obviously Rick does not comprehend than every foreign student is here on a LEGAL student visa. Every illegal on the other hand has broken or laws by sneaking in to the country without official permission.


39 posted on 10/16/2011 10:16:22 AM PDT by federal__reserve (Economy on life support needs a revolutionary tax plan, not fiddle around the edges!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

He sure is persistent.

I think he will become a perennial primary runner (like Lyndon Larouche), but never a winner.

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.


40 posted on 10/16/2011 10:19:46 AM PDT by Palladin (Beat Obama with a Cain!)
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