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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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White House Wannabes Drawing 2016 Battle Lines In Furious Money Chase

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Huffington Post 6 hours ago

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News video: Capital Journal: Ted Cruz Starts the 2016 Race

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R.,Texas) jump started the 2016 presidential race with his campaign launch earlier this week. WSJ politics reporter Janet Hook explains. Photo: AP Copyright 2015, Dow Jones &..
Source: Wall Street Journal Live - 1 day ago

News video: Ted Cruz Starts the 2016 Race

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R.,Texas) jump started the 2016 presidential race with his campaign launch earlier this week. WSJ politics reporter Janet Hook explains. Photo: AP
Source: WSJLive - 1 day ago

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Source: The Wall Street Journal - 2 days ago

News video: Opinion Journal: The Ted Cruz Political Calculus

Opinion Journal: The Ted Cruz Political Calculus 03:27

Hoover Institution Research Fellow Bill Whalen weighs the pros and cons of the Texas Senator’s run for the nation’s highest office. Photo: Getty Images
Source: WSJLive - 5 days ago

News video: AP Analysis of Ted Cruz's Presidential Bid

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Source: Associated Press - 5 days ago

 
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Forbes.com 3 days ago

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Huffington Post 1 week ago

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New Rick Perry hire sent email saying children's lives would be harmed by female president

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guardian.co.uk 1 week ago

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Rick Santorum refuses to question fan’s conspiracy rant about Obama trying to ‘nuke’ Charleston

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Raw Story 1 week ago



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