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Santorum Wins Every Race But One

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKinney, Texas, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Rex C. Curry)  (AP Photo/Rex C. Curry)

February 8, 2012

Not to rain on Rick Santorum's parade, but the man needs help from Wall Street or Big Gambling and he needs it quick. The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania and perennial underdog managed to win not one but three states holding caucuses and a primary last night. But clear away the confetti and it's an unhappy fact for the would-be threat to front-runner Mitt Romney that he is just about broke.

Santorum's campaign had just $279,000 left in the bank at the beginning of the year, a paltry sum by presidential campaign standards and light years less than conservative rival Newt Gingrich ($2.1 million) or libertarian rival Ron Paul ($1.9 million). It was multiple light years less than Romney's $20 million. Even the hapless Jon Huntsman was able to put a few more pennies together. He raised nearly $6 million by December 2011, to Santorum's $2.2 million. 

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