Sen. Rick Santorum Defeated In Pa.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Senate's No. 3 Republican bit the dust Tuesday. Rick Santorum, one of President Bush's most steadfast supporters, was routed by Robert Casey, the anti-abortion, anti-gun control son of a popular Pennsylvania governor.

Santorum -- a two-term conservative -- had long defied those who said he was too conservative for the Democratic-leaning state. Santorum was also a close ally of the Bush administration and had trailed in the polls.

Santorum raised $25 million dollars and Casey $15 million dollars, making it the most expensive Senate race in Pennsylvania history.

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