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Rundle: this is how it ends for America’s Tony Abbott

, Feb 05, 2016

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With Iowa done, the once-crowded Republican primaries are all but over for everyone but Trump, Cruz and Rubio.
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Run for cover, Donald Trump is really running for president

, Jun 17, 2015

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Trump enters a field already pretty crowded with loonies and wannabes, writes freelance jouranlist Alan Mascarenhas in the United States.

Rundle: Gingrich and why we’ll miss his endless entertainment

, Apr 26, 2012

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We did but see him passing by ... like the Hindenberg on the way towards that mast.

Mitt v Barack as RepubRickan Santorum calls it a day

, Apr 11, 2012

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Rick Santorum, the fundamentalist ex-senator from Pennsylvania, conceded defeat overnight and suspended his campaign. Although he has not officially endorsed Mitt Romney.
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Rick Santorum pulls out of the race

, Apr 11, 2012

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Watch the full press conference of Rick Santorum as he announces his withdrawal from the US presidential race.

‘Santorum’s campaign for President was so bad that it felt like being in labor with a giant baby’

, Apr 11, 2012

Rick Santorum's campaign was such a joke, the only way it can be discussed is with humour, says Erin Gloria Ryan, as she sums it up by employing the worst metaphors possible.

Santorum ends White House bid

, Apr 11, 2012

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Crikey media wrap: Rick Santorum ended his campaign for the US presidency this morning in Gettysburg, essentially sealing Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential nominee.
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Republican Senator zings Santorum and Gingrich

, Mar 19, 2012

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During a splash of St Patrick’s Day stand-up comedy, Republican Senator Scott Brown zinged Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, describing Santorum’s use of the secret service as the “first time he’s actually ever used protection”.

Why it’s important to crunch the numbers on Mitt v Rick

, Mar 15, 2012

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Mitt Romney has turned in another underwhelming performance in the Republican primaries, somehow managing to come third in contests in both Alabama and Mississippi.

Santorum downplays chance of success as Southern primaries loom

, Mar 13, 2012

Going 'into Newt's backyard' and competing against Mitt Romney, fresh from Super Tuesday wins, Rick Santorum has attempted to lower the bar of expectations ahead of primaries in Alabama and Mississippi, reports John Hoefell.