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On Election Day, Rick Santorum declares that he's not a "conservative ideologue."

Published November 7, 2006 6:39PM (EST)

Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, widely expected to lose badly today to Democratic challenger Bob Casey Jr., just told MSNBC's Tucker Carlson that the mainstream media has unfairly "pigeonholed" him as a conservative ideologue. "I thought you were a conservative ideologue," Carlson protested. "I don't consider myself a conservative ideologue," Santorum responded.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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