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Santorum: Breitbart ‘a huge loss for our country’

By David Edwards
Thursday, March 1, 2012 11:10 EDT
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Rick Santorum speaks about Andrew Breitbart
 
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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday reacted with shock to the news that conservative internet provocateur Andrew Breitbart had passed away at the age of 43.

“Wow,” Santorum told CNN. “That’s a big shock. What a powerful force. It’s almost — I mean, you think of anybody out there who’s just more energy and just, you know, out there constantly, you know, driving and pushing.”

“What a huge loss, in my opinion, for our country and certainly for the conservative movement,” he added. “My prayers go out to his family. I’m really sorry to hear it.”

Less than a week ago, the candidate and Breitbart had appeared together at a fundraiser for Americans for Prosperity, a tea party “grassroots” group funded by billionaires Charles and David Koch.

Watch this video from CNN’s Newsroom, broadcast March 1, 2012.

 

(H/T: Talking Points Memo)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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