Shimmer showdown: GOP candidates remain glitter bomb targets

Both Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) and Rick Santorum were blasted with glitter Tuesday night after campaign rallies — Paul was speaking to a crowd in Minneapolis, while Santorum was appealing to voters in Blaine, Minn.

Santorum, who has long been a forceful opponent of gay marriage, has borne the brunt of attacks. The former Pennsylvania senator has been targeted by protesters while campaigning in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida. In one protest, he was doused with fistfuls of glitter as he signed autographs outside a Tampa-area campaign stop in January.

While Newt Gingrich has managed to stay glitter-free so far, the former Speaker of the House was interrupted by "Glitterati" members, a pro-gay-rights group responsible for many of the glitter assaults, during a speech in Minnesota Monday night.

Mitt Romney seemed to brush off his attack last Wednesday at a campaign event, calling the shower a "confetti" celebration to mark his win in Florida.

"Hey listen, you guys, I'm delighted to be here with you, this is an exciting time, I'm happy for the celebration. This is confetti! We just won Florida!" Romney said.

"Oh, I've got glitter in my hair. That's not all that's in my hair, I'll tell you that. I glue it on every morning, whether I need to or not," Romney joked.

On Tuesday night, Romney managed to evade another incident when Secret Service members detailed to protect the GOP front-runner prevented a protester from hitting him with blue glitter.