Elections

Santorum Counts On South Carolina

Kerry Picket Political Reporter

DES MOINES, Iowa — Former Sen. Rick Santorum takes pride in being the 2012 Iowa GOP presidential primary winner, but sees the South Carolina primary as his best bet.

“There’s a lot of options available to us. The one we’re going to take is we’re heading to South Carolina. That’s the game plan,” Santorum told The Daily Caller Monday morning.

He has been disappointed with the lack of media attention with his campaign and his team is hoping to place fifth in a state he won four years ago.

However, the Pennsylvania Republican’s low poll numbers this election cycle nationally and in the Hawkeye State caused TV news networks to place him in the “undercard” debate, a name that Santorum lashed out at about during the last debate hosted by Fox News.

“This race, this debate, was called the ‘undercard debate.’ The undercard debate,” Santorum said angrily. “It wasn’t advertised significantly. In fact, the entire hour lead up to this there was no conversation about any of the four people on this debate stage, and that is the chronic situation.”

Santorum previously accused the media of  attempting to “segregate” the candidates and “take Iowans out of the process.”

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