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The failed gubernatorial and presidential candidate is a tea party favorite.

Mr. Santorum was campaigning in Colorado on Wednesday ahead of next week’s GOP caucuses there, in hopes of building some momentum for his White House bid. Mr. Santorum also was endorsed Wednesday by former congressman Bob Schaffer and former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton.


Paul: Immigration not solved with weapons

LAS VEGAS — Rep. Ron Paul says he favors a compassionate immigration policy that doesn’t rely on “barbed-wire fences and guns on the border.”

Mr. Paul discussed immigration Wednesday at a Hispanic event in Las Vegas. The Texas congressman plans several days of campaigning in Nevada before the state’s GOP caucuses Saturday.

Mr. Paul said immigrants have been unfairly blamed for the bad economy. He said even during a recession the U.S. needs immigrant labor.

Mr. Paul said he doesn’t favor illegal immigration but opposes any effort to round people up and ship them away.

He’s also against laws that require immigrants to carry proof of legal status. He says he doesn’t want to live in a country where people are required to carry identity papers.


Rapper upset Romney used song as theme

NEW YORK — Rapper K’Naan is upset that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney used his song “Wavin’ Flag” during his Florida primary victory speech.

In a statement Wednesday, K’naan says Mr. Romney’s campaign didn’t seek approval to use the song and that he would not have granted permission if it had.

The Somali-born, Canadian-based rapper says he would happily grant President Obama’s campaign the use of the song.

K’Naan says he wants to make sure Mr. Romney does not use his song again and is seeking legal action.

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