Santorum raises $9M in month of early wins
Rick Santorum’s campaign raised $9 million in February as he emerged as the chief rival to Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential contest.
Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley said Wednesday that more than 100,000 donors gave online to the former senator from Pennsylvania. Mr. Gidley also said the campaign received more than 130,000 donations during the month that opened with surprising victories in Feb. 7 caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado and a nonbinding primary in Missouri.
Mr. Santorum continues to be outspent by Mr. Romney and his allies, but he mounted a strong challenge in Tuesday’s primary in Mr. Romney’s home state of Michigan.
Mr. Santorum now is looking ahead to next week’s 10-state Super Tuesday and honing his message back to the economy and away from the social issues that marked his fast rise.