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POLITICO: Santorum Clings To Team Of Pals

On March 12, 2012, POLITICO reported:

Romney’s campaign has extensive ties to lobbyists and former lobbyists, and, only hours before, Romney had announced the support of ex-Missouri Sen. Kit Bond, who quickly joined the well-connected law firm Thompson Coburn after retiring from the Senate.

Santorum’s campaign didn’t point out any of that. To the dismay of Romney’s foes, they just took the hit.

“Every day we track as the Romney campaign touts endorsement after endorsement from lobbyists. So for the Santorum campaign to not fight back and show that Romney’s attacks are totally hypocritical is asinine,” said Ty Matsdorf, senior adviser at the oppo-slinging Democratic independent group American Bridge. “If it was malpractice for Gingrich to take four months to fight back against Romney’s Fannie/Freddie attacks, this is even worse because given how weak Romney is, with a little bit better of an organization Santorum would be cruising to the nomination.”

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