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Why Santorum Can Power On (For A While)



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The Wall Street Journal reports:

 

Foster Friess is the largest financial backer of the political entity running an independent campaign to boost Mr. Santorum in the GOP race. Mr. Friess said this week he isn’t likely to help Mr. Santorum ahead of Tuesday’s Florida primary, because it’s “not realistic” that the former Pennsylvania senator can prevail in the winner-take-all contest.

But Mr. Friess, 71 years old, said he plans to fund television advertisements for Mr. Santorum in other states in February and March. That could help keep Mr. Santorum competitive against his better-funded rivals and is one reason the fight for the Republican nomination will likely run at least through Super Tuesday on March 6.

However, of course, Friess alone can’t prop up Santorum’s campaign. Asked about this in South Carolina, Santorum pointed out that a super PAC couldn’t pay for his travel or other campaign costs. But with both Romney and Gingrich buoyed by well-funded super PACs, Friess’s support will give Santorum at least a fighting shot in the next couple of months. 



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