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Good Signs for Santorum in Midwest

Rick Santorum is striking gold in the Rust Belt this week, with polls, ad spending, and the Indiana ballot all turning his way. While pro-Santorum super PAC the Red, White and Blue Fund has sunk $257,000 into ad time in Ohio, a new poll shows Santorum leading Romney 36 percent to 29 percent in the state just a week and a half out from Super Tuesday. The super PAC is also doubling down on pro-Santorum ads in Michigan, where Republicans go to the polls Feb. 28. Santorum caught a break Thursday, when party officials in Indiana announced that the candidate would appear on the state’s May 8 primary ballot after some confusion regarding whether he had gathered the required number of campaign signatures in one of the state’s congressional districts.

February 24, 2012 2:13 PM