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02/24/2012 10:42 am ET Updated Feb 24, 2012

Rick Santorum To Announce Agenda For First 100 Days As President

The Huffington Post Jon Ward is reporting that former Sen. Rick Santorum, in an effort to regain control of the political narrative, will announce Friday night the agenda he would pursue in his first 100 days as president.

The details of the announcement remain vague, but Santorum will deliver it in Michigan at 8:00 p.m. In an email to reporters, the campaign said, "The plan will focus on revitalizing areas like Michigan hard hit by the policies of the Obama Administration."

Santorum's timing is fairly conspicuous. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is giving a big speech at Ford Field in Detroit on Friday to lay out his economic agenda for the nation. Santorum, who's been stuck discussing social issues for the past week, wants to at least make it into the news cycle as the critical Michigan primary approaches.

"Rick Santorum is a Washington insider who is lashing out at Mitt Romney because he had a terrible debate performance," said Romney Communications Director Gail Gitcho. "Back in 2008, Sen. Santorum endorsed Mitt Romney for president because of Mitt’s 'conservative' record. Now, Rick's changed his tune. This sounds like another case of Rick Santorum abandoning his principles for his own political advantage."

This post was updated to include comment from Mitt Romney's campaign.

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