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Chris Wallace Asks Rick Santorum If Putting Family In Campaign Ad Was Veiled Attack On Gingrich

On Fox News Sunday today, Rick Santorum continued to draw a strong conservative contrast between himself and Newt Gingrich. Chris Wallace played a clip of an ad Santorum released recently, claiming that he not only “talks a good conservative game, he lives one.” The line is accompanied by a picture of Santorum surrounded by his immediate family. Wallace asked Santorum if that was a veiled attack on Gingrich’s troubled family history.

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Santorum denied this was the case, pointing out the context of the ad is a list of four important issues that Santorum, as he argues, is more in line with conservative values than his Republican rivals. Santorum has not gone after Romney or Gingrich with the same level of vitriol they’re attacking each other with, and his attack ads have not been that controversial. The ad in question makes a powerful comparison between Gingrich and Democrats like President Obama and Nancy Pelosi. But Santorum did agree that the character of any political candidate should be taken into consideration when casting one’s vote, though he did not specifically say Gingrich’s name in professing that.

Watch the clip below, courtesy of Fox:

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