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Rick Santorum        

Former US Senator and Congressman

Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990 at the age of 32, and from 1995 to 2007, served in the US Senate. In 2000, he was elected by his peers to the position of Senate Republican Conference Chairman.

Senator Santorum became one of the most successful government reformers in our history, taking on Washington's powerful special interests from the moment he arrived in our nation's Capitol. Along with John Boehner and Jim Nussle, Senator Santorum was a member of the famous "Gang of Seven" that exposed the Congressional Banking and Congressional Post Office scandals. It was this record of reform that prompted a Washington Post reporter to write in a recent article that "Santorum was a tea party kind of guy before there was a tea party."

He was also an author and floor manager of the landmark Welfare Reform Act which passed in 1996 that has empowered millions of Americans to leave the welfare rolls and enter the workforce.

Senator Santorum wrote and championed legislation that outlawed the heinous procedure known as Partial Birth Abortion as well as the "Born Alive Infants Protection Act," the "Unborn Victims of Violence Act," and the "Combating Autism Act" because he believes each and every individual has value and the most vulnerable in our society need to be protected.

Senator Santorum fought to maintain fiscal sanity in Washington before it was in fashion, fighting for a balanced budget and a line item veto. He bravely proposed reforming entitlements, cutting spending and even developed a "spendometer" that added up the cost of Democrat amendments to spending bills. This record made him one of the most conservative senators in Pennsylvania's history.

He served eight years on the Senate Armed Services Committee where he led the fight before the attacks of September 11th, 2001 to transform our military from a Cold War force to meet today's threats. He was a leader on US-Israeli relations, authoring both the "Syria Accountability Act" and the "Iran Freedom and Support Act" which he successfully fought to pass in spite of initial opposition by President Bush.

An accomplished author, Senator Santorum penned the 2005 New York Times Best Seller It Takes a Family.

But of all his accomplishments, Rick is most proud of his role as a husband and father. Rick and his wife of 21 years, Karen, are the parents of seven wonderful children: Elizabeth, John, Daniel, Sarah Maria, Peter, Patrick and Isabella.

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America at the Crossroads: What Obama's Second Term Means for Our Nation

At the forefront of American politics, Rick Santorum relentlessly crusaded for conservative ideals as a 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate. Drawing from his extraordinary run as a presidential candidate and his experience in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, Santorum provides unmatched insight to assess America’s future.

The Gathering Storm of the 21st Century

A survey and analysis of the enemies America is confronting and the potential and current threat they pose to America. A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee for 8 years and one of the leading voices for confronting the threat of Radical Islamic Fascism, he will also provide insights as to how policy makers are reacting to this situation.

A First Generation American's Rise to Leadership in America

His personal testimony of how the son of an Italian immigrant rose to be one of the most influential leaders in Washington and beyond. From his ascendency to prominence as a leader of the "Gang of Seven," in 1991 to spear heading the passage of the historic Welfare Reform Act of 1996, to leading the fight on global aids, to leading the Senate Republicans as their Chairman he will relay the his keys to successful leadership.

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Rick Santorum 'Open' To 2016 Presidential Run

Former Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is open to running again in 2016, he said Sunday. "I'm open to looking into the presidential race in 2016 ...

Ex-GOP Senator Rick Santorum Says New Role as CEO of ...

Former Pennsylvania Senator and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has joined the movie industry as the new CEO of faith-based EchoLight ...

Rick Santorum to release a Christmas movie - POLITICO.com

What do former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Scottish singer Susan Boyle have in common? A new movie!Santorum's film company, EchoLight Studios ...

Can Rick Santorum escape his past?

If any Republican presidential candidate symbolizes the party's struggle to come to terms with how to discuss rapidly changing social mores, it's Rick Santorum.

Rick Santorum Announces Candidacy To ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos

Rick Santorum, the former GOP senator from Pennsylvania, announced to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview that he’s officially joining the race to be the Republican nomination for POTUS in 2016.

Rick Santorum Visits Emmetsburg, Iowa to Talk Renewable Energy
The GOP Debates Are Ignoring This Huge Issue

If a voter wants to learn about which presidential candidate will be best on education policies, they'll likely hear some ideas at the Democratic debate on Thursday. At Saturday's Republican debate, however, don't hold your breath.

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