former Senator from Pennsylvania, Santorum lagged behind many of the
other candidates before polling improbably finishing second in the Iowa
Caucuses in early January, 2012. A strong social conservative, Santorum
has shown the ability to win over voters uncomfortable with some of
Romney's more moderate policies and statements around social issues.
among core Republican base, demonstrated electoral success in the Iowa
Caucuses, strong record of social conservatism, especially on gay
rights and abortion.
has struggled to raise money throughout the campaign, which may limit
his ability to capitalize on his second place finish in the Iowa
caucus. Santorum also is extremely socially conservative, which will
likely turn off voters in the general election uncomfortable with his
stances on gay rights and abortion, as well as moderate voters in
primary states like New Hampshire.
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