Election 2012

Gingrich-Santorum "Unity" Ticket Almost Formed in 2012

Bullet. Dodged.

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It's one of the great untold stories of the 2012 presidential campaign, a tale of ego and intrigue that nearly upended the Republican primary contest and might even have produced a different nominee.

As Mitt Romney struggled in the weeks leading up to the Michigan primary, Newt Gingrich andRick Santorum almost agreed to form a joint "Unity Ticket" to consolidate conservatives support and topple Romney.