Santorum: Decision on run sometime in next year

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CHARLESTON, S.C.  — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum seems in no hurry to make a decision on getting into the presidential race.

The Republican told The Associated Press today that a decision could come anytime in the next year.

Santorum was in Charleston making his seventh trip to the state before South Carolina's first-in-the-South GOP primary in 2012.

He said Sarah Palin is a "larger than life figure" among potential GOP candidates with all the media attention she has garnered. But he said both he and Palin have challenges.

Santorum says Palin has no problem drawing a crowd, but it may not be as easy for her to talk to voters one-on-one. Santorum, who served both in the House and Senate, says his challenge drawing those crowds.

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