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Rick Santorum

Born: May 10, 1958 (age 56) in Winchester

Rick Santorum

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Richard John "Rick" Santorum is an American attorney and Republican Party politician.

He served as a United States Senator representing Pennsylvania and was the Senate's third-ranking Republican.

He ran as a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination, finishing second to the eventual Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Born in Virginia, Santorum was raised primarily in Butler, Pennsylvania.

He obtained an undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, and a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law.

Santorum worked as an attorney at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, where he met Karen Garver.

They married in 1990, and have seven living children.

Santorum was elected to the U.S.

House of Representatives to represent Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district in 1990 and later became a member of a group dubbed the "Gang of Seven".

Santorum was elected as a United States Senator for Pennsylvania in 1994.

He served two terms until losing his re-election bid in 2006.

A devout, practicing Catholic, Santorum is a social conservative who opposes same-sex marriage and artificial birth control.


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Monkey Cage: What do Rick Santorum and Andrew Cuomo have in common?

Neither one can handle the National Weather Service. As reported in 2012: Santorum also accused the weather service’s National Hurricane Center of flubbing its forecasts for Hurricane..
Washington Post 2 days ago

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Cruz Alone Among GOP 2016 Hopefuls with Specifics on Stopping Amnesty

The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama's order blocking deportation for millions of..
Newsmax 2 days ago

Videos for Rick Santorum

News video: Santorum: Midterm Races Shouldn't Be This Close

Santorum: Midterm Races Shouldn't Be This Close 01:22

Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) –- Former Sen. Rick Santorum, a Republican from Pennsylvania, discusses the midterm elections with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on “With All Due Respect.” (Source:..
Source: Bloomberg Politics - 3 weeks ago

News video: Santorum and King Make Campaign Stop in Sioux City

Santorum and King Make Campaign Stop in Sioux City

2012 Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum appeared with Steve King in Sioux City to campaign for the Republican Party.
Source: KCAU - on October 23, 2014

News video: WEB EXTRA:Santorum and King Make Campaign Stop in Sioux City

WEB EXTRA:Santorum and King Make Campaign Stop in Sioux City

2012 Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum appeared with Steve King in Sioux City to campaign for the Republican Party.
Source: KCAU - on October 23, 2014

 
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Rick Santorum: Obama's Order 'Opens Pandora's Box' For Future Presidents

President Barack Obama opened Pandora's box for every president in the future with his executive order on immigration, former Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Rick Santorum told CNN Sunday, and he hopes..
Newsmax 3 days ago

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Rick Santorum: Hispanics will be hurt the most by Obama’s immigration reform

On Newsmax TV’s MidPoint, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum spoke to Ed Berliner about how the Republicans should respond to Barack Obama’s speech about immigration reform. The president,..
Raw Story 5 days ago

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In Early Polling, God Remains Undecided On Pick For 2016 GOP Nominee

Had you asked me which of the 20 or so potential Republican presidential candidates would be first to claim that his candidacy was endorsed by God himself, I would have said Ben Carson, who has the..
The American Prospect 5 days ago

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Rick Santorum Wishes Obama Was More Like Jesse Helms

This week, former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum announced he'd make a decision next year about running for the White House again in 2016. Last week, while guest hosting a right-wing..
Huffington Post 1 week ago

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Democrats Need to Coalesce Around Hillary Clinton Early

Many people on the left are arguing that after the sound drubbing the Democrats received on November 4th, the party needs liberal-minded candidates in order to energize the base and keep the White..
Huffington Post 1 week ago
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Rick Santorum: Obama Wrong, ISIS Does Represent Muslims

Former Sen. Rick Santorum takes strong issue with President Obama's reaction to the beheading of Peter Kassig by the ISIS terror organization, in which he declared the terror group's actions represent..
Newsmax 1 week ago

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King To Launch Multi-Candidate Iowa Forum

"It'll be an event that all the nation stops and looks at," said Iowa's Steve King in announcing "an annual multi-candidate forum for presidential hopefuls." King made the announcement in a Monday..
Breitbart 1 week ago

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Booted By Voters? Still in Hot Demand: 5 Places Former Pols Go After Leaving Congress

In Washington, power never dies. Luckily for those who won't be returning to Congress - the tally is 75 - their power and influence is more sought after than ever, and many "fail up." For them, the..
Huffington Post 1 week ago

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Report: Rick Santorum to make decision on another presidential run next June

Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania's favorite political whipping boy as well as the state's most likely connection to a presidential hopeful in 2016, told a news website Monday that he will announce this..
philly.com 1 week ago

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Rick Santorum Could Announce White House Decision In June

Rick Santorum is hinting at the possibility of running for president in 2016. The former Pennsylvania senator, who finished second after eventual GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the 2012 Republican..
Huffington Post 1 week ago

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Race, Religion and the Search for Equality in a Post-Obama America

The worst part of the racist backlash to Obama's Presidency isn't seen in comments such as these, made on Fox News' web site recently. The breakdown of any race or gender driven barrier intensifies..
Huffington Post 1 week ago

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The I-Word Isn't Impeachment -- It's Idiocracy

Is he -- finally -- the one we've been waiting for? Just days after the midterm election, President Barack Obama made a big climate change deal with China, asked the F.C.C. to regulate Internet..
Huffington Post 1 week ago


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