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Rick Santorum: Obama, Mitt Romney Have Joined Forces In Attack

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Rick Santorum emailed supporters Saturday asking for help and claiming he was being attacked by both Mitt Romney and Obama.
Rick Santorum emailed supporters Saturday asking for help and claiming he was being attacked by both Mitt Romney and Obama.

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is claiming rival Mitt Romney and President Obama have teamed up to attack him.

Santorum said the former Massachusetts governor and Obama "have joined forces" in an email to supporters Saturday:

With Rick Santorum surging in the polls, Romney and his Super PAC unleashed millions of dollars of disgusting negative attack ads against Rick Santorum. Evidently Obama is also concerned, because he and his campaign have joined with Romney and are also brutally attacking Rick.

Clearly, the dramatic rise of Rick Santorum has made moderate Romney and liberal Obama very nervous. And you can be sure they will be spending record amounts of money to try and distort Rick’s record.

The Obama campaign originally kept its focus on Romney, but with Santorum's recent surge, the reelection team seems to be readying attacks against the former Pennsylvania senator.

The Obama campaign's Pennsylvania office sent an email to supporters Thursday asking them for their "recollections" of Santorum's time in the state Senate, noting that his "extreme-right social views are as out of touch as they are memorable." Obama's reelection team in Chicago has also begun digging into Santorum's background, the Washington Post reports.

This morning's email isn't the first time Santorum has rallied against Obama. The GOP hopeful has consistently hit Obama while on the campaign trail in Ohio, saying Obama's failed policies have ruined the country.

 
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