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Sen. Santorum Discusses 3 Big Primary Wins

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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Sen. Rick Santorum won big in three primaries in Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado Tuesday night.

However, despite all the hard work he’s putting in in those states, he found the time to talk to KDKA-AM’s Larry and John for about the wins.

Santorum made national headlines by sweeping the three primaries Tuesday night. Now, he and the campaign are feeling even better about the future.

“We felt very good about Minnesota and Missouri and I can tell you being out there yesterday in Colorado, it just felt so good on the ground. There seemed to be a lot of energy and enthusiasm and the most recent poll had us 14 points down the day before the election,” Santorum said.

”Really, with exception of the Denver area, we beat Gov. [Mitt Romney] just about everywhere else in the state he got 61 percent of the vote against John McCain and Mike Huckabee four years ago. So, we feel pretty good even though we were outspent there and Gov. Romney has been working Colorado for a long time. We feel very, very good that we have the ideas and the momentum.”

Listen to the full interview here:

Now, the question for Santorum is how to capitalize on this momentum boost going forward.

“We’ve been believing in this for weeks now even in spite of – when people saw our weak showings in Florida and Nevada. The money online and over the mail – this has really been a grassroots campaign – has been pouring in at rates that we just couldn’t believe. We just believe that our message is resonating out there in America,” Santorum said.

“We saw the Rasmussen Poll last week that showed us leading Obama in a head-to-head with the other candidates trailing. We just got a sense that something is going on across the country. Just in the last 24 hours, we’ve raised about $400,000 just online alone. So, we feel very good that this race is coming our way and we’re going to have the resources to go out and compete,” Santorum said.

The next Republican primary will be held on Saturday in Maine.

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