San­to­rum raises $9M in month of early wins

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics -

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.

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