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Published January 03, 2012
AP – Shown here are Republican presidential candidates Ron Paul, left, and Rick Santorum.
With a few degrees difference between them on any given day, both states are frigid and both candidates decidedly are against abortion.
But the shade that separates them suddenly is a campaign trail topic as Santorum accuses Paul’s campaign of being behind Iowa robo-calls suggesting the strident social conservative is pro-choice.
“Ron Paul is disgusting,” Santorum remarked to Fox News reporters Tuesday, in reference to the calls.
Paul’s campaign recently has tried to paint Santorum as a “liberal” on some issues, and the alleged addition of abortion to that list struck a nerve with the former Pennsylvania senator, who was in office from 1995-2007.