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Occupy protesters throw glitter at Santorum after speech

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CHARLESTON, SC (AP/WCSC) -

An Occupy protester was escorted out of a Citadel auditorium Saturday night after throwing glitter at Rick Santorum as he was meeting with supporters following the South Carolina Republican Primary.

The protester was quickly escorted from the Mark Clark auditorium after being pushed away from the presidential candidate.

Santorum had told the crowd earlier that there've been three states and three winners in the Republican presidential race, and he's heading to the next contest in Florida.

The former Pennsylvania senator says it's a "wide open race" for the GOP nomination, even after finishing a distant third in Saturday's South Carolina primary. He'd hoped to build momentum from a late victory in the Iowa caucuses.

The next primary is in Florida, and Santorum says he will go on to that contest and beyond.

Santorum says he is the candidate who can contrast best with President Barack Obama and is the most consistent conservative in the race. The former Pennsylvania senator says Republicans must stand up for family values and promises to continue to campaign that way.

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