Last night we wondered Will conservatives and Tea Party miss a golden opportunity in #NY22? and questioned why no big name national conservatives or Tea Party politicians were helping out in Claudia Tenney’s challenge to Richard Hanna in the safe Republican NY-22 District.

Tenney has faced over $1 million in negative false flag attack ads from Super PACs supporting Hanna. The anti-Tenney ads have run around the clock for weeks.

Rick Santorum has answered the challenge, recording a robocall that went out to 50,000 Republican voters in the District:

Citizens United Political Victory Fund (CUPVF), the affiliated PAC of Citizens United, announced that Senator Rick Santorum will be contacting 50,000 Republican households in New York supporting conservative Claudia Tenney who is running in New York’s 22nd Congressional District’s Republican Primary which is being held on June 24th.

Will anyone else step up to the plate?

In related developments, Washington Post notes Tenney’s strong challenge:

Keep an eye on the 22nd District, where Rep. Richard Hanna (R) faces a surprisingly strong challenge from Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney (R).

Laura Ingraham also has endorsed Tenney:

Added to endorsements from Sean Hannity and other media personalities, this will help Tenney.

Whether it is enough to overcome a month of non-stop anti-Tenney false flag attack ads remains to be seen.