Santorum’s Campaign may meet Trouble in South Carolina
Rick Santorum may have trouble carrying his new-found momentum into the South Carolina primary, reports Red State
Santorum went toe-to-toe against Senator Jim DeMint’s position on earmarks, just two weeks before DeMint’s stood for re-election in the Palmetto state. Santorum has said the Constitution gives Congress control of the purse strings and that he supported earmarks for port deepening while a senator.
Santorum’s rival former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said DeMint has shown “moral courage” in refusing to support any earmarks, including one that the State Ports Authority says is needed to study the deepening of Charleston Harbor.
Santorum went on "John King USA" on CNN Wednesday and again defended earmarks. Santorum also noted that DeMint had as well, despite now leading the fight against them.
In addition to his position on earmarks, Santorum also opposed anti-union Right to Work legislation during his tenure as senator, another position dear to conservatives.