Rick Santorum says Mitt Romney rigged the CPAC straw poll by paying the entrance fee for supporters.
“You have to talk to the Romney campaign and how many tickets they bought,” Santorum said. “We’ve heard all sorts of things.”
Romney’s campaign shot back, pointing out that Romney on Saturday had also won the Maine caucuses and a separate, national telephone poll conducted by CPAC.
“Rick Santorum has a history of making statements that aren’t grounded in the truth,” Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in an email. “Conservative voters recognize that in order to change Washington, we need someone who isn’t a creature of Washington.”
And Ron Paul campaign manager John Tate accuses Romney of dirty tricks in Maine.
In a dramatic break from what head been an informal alliance with Mitt Romney’s campaign for president, Ron Paul’s campaign manager John Tate dispatched a furious email to supporters last night, accusing Romney allies of dirty tricks in the Maine caucuses
Republicans aren’t playing nice with each other.