The Washington Times - January 19, 2012, 04:54PM

“That’s just pure and simple arrogance,” former Senator Rick Santorum told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer of Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s call for the Pennsylvania Republican to drop out of the race. The Iowa GOP just released new information on Thursday morning indicating Mr. Santorum received more votes than Mr. Romney in the Iowa Caucuses, but the Iowa GOP is calling it a virtual tie due to missing information from eight precincts. 

Senator Santorum pointed out he already beat Mr. Gingrich in the last two states, and he has no plans to drop out. Sen. Santorum has already started ad buys in Florida and according to a Santorum campaign source, 60 Santorum staffers are already working on the ground in the Sunshine state.

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When asked what he thought about Texas Governor Rick Perry’s endorsement of Mr. Gingrich this afternoon, when the Texas Republican withdrew from the race today, Mr. Santorum said: “That’s his (Perry’s) opinion.”  Santorum also remarked about Perry’s statement about forgiveness in his endorsement for Mr. Gingrich.

“I believe in forgiveness,” but Mr. Santorum also said that “People should weigh Gingrich’s actions” in office.