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Santorum Faces Brutal April, Slim Hope for May

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For Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, it is shaping up to be a cold and lonely spring. Trailing Mitt Romney in the polls, the conservative former senator is pinning his slim hopes on surviving difficult primary votes in April that favor his rival, and then trying to recover in May when the calendar looks better for him.
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March 23, 2012

Weekly Show

After the controversial killing of teenager Trayvon Martin, in Florida, national attention focuses on "Stand Your Ground" laws & the local police department. Plus, Mitt Romney wins Illinois but still faces criticism from conservatives. Also, a look at the GOP budget. Joining Gwen: Pierre Thomas, ABC News; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Sam Youngman, Reuters; Naftali Bendavid, Wall Street Journal.

 

Romney Scores Big Win over Santorum in Illinois

On The Radar

Republican Mitt Romney cruised to an easy victory over top rival Rick Santorum in Illinois on Tuesday, moving him one step closer to clinching the party's volatile battle for the presidential nomination. Romney's comfortable win gave him a fresh burst of momentum in the White House campaign and new ammunition for his argument that it is time for Republicans to rally around his campaign and end an increasingly bitter nominating battle.
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Romney Aims for Illinois Win to Widen Republican Lead

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Front-runner Mitt Romney appears poised to widen his lead in the Republican presidential race with a victory on Tuesday in Illinois, where polls show he has a comfortable edge over top rival Rick Santorum. Romney hopes a solid win in Illinois will give him a fresh burst of momentum in the volatile White House campaign and add urgency to calls for Republicans to rally around the former Massachusetts governor and end an increasingly bitter nominating battle.
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Time and Math Work Against Santorum's White House Bid

On The Radar

Rick Santorum is winning the hearts of Republican conservatives but the cold realities of time and math are working against his presidential election effort. Santorum effectively became the only conservative challenger to Mitt Romney left standing when he narrowly won the Alabama and Mississippi primaries on Tuesday, as good as ending Newt Gingrich's presidential ambitions.
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Romney Camp Tells Rivals: You Can't Catch Him

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Mitt Romney's campaign told his Republican presidential rivals on Wednesday they could not catch him and nudged them to quit the race even though he failed to deliver a knockout blow in the biggest round of nominating contests.
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Romney Campaign Downplays Ohio's Importance

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After eking out a slim victory in his home state of Michigan, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign said Thursday the front-runner for the party's nomination can survive a loss next week in the critical state of Ohio.
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Romney Appeals for Working-Class Votes in Ohio

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appealed for the support of working-class Americans in industrial Ohio on Wednesday, a day after narrowly averting a humiliating defeat by rival Rick Santorum in Romney's home state of Michigan.
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Santorum Fights Back Against Romney in Detroit

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Republican White House hopeful Rick Santorum defended himself against attacks from Mitt Romney on Thursday as his hopes rose of dealing a heavy blow in Michigan to his main rival, who was the party front-runner before falling behind in national polls.
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Former Senator Rick Santorum speaks in Novi, MI (CNN)

Romney Plays Trump Card in Las Vegas

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After stumbling with remarks suggesting he was indifferent to America's poor, Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney was endorsed on Thursday by one of the country's most famous wealthy businessmen - real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump.
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