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Rick Santorum          

Former Member of the U.S. Senate

Richard Santorum is an American politician, attorney, and political commentator. A member of the Republican Party, he served as a United States Senator from Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007 and was the Senate's third-ranking Republican from 2001 to 2007. Santorum ran for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, finishing second to Mitt Romney. In January 2017, he became a CNN senior political commentator.

Santorum was elected to the United States Senate from Pennsylvania in 1994 and served two terms. A Roman Catholic, Santorum is a social conservative who opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and embraced a cultural warrior image during his Senate tenure. While serving as a senator, Santorum authored the Santorum Amendment, which would have promoted the teaching of intelligent design. He was a leading sponsor of the 2003 federal law known as the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.

In the years following his departure from the Senate, Santorum has worked as a consultant, private practice lawyer, and news contributor. He ran for the Republican nomination in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. Before suspending his campaign on April 10, 2012, Santorum exceeded expectations by winning 11 primaries and caucuses and receiving nearly four million votes, making him the runner-up to eventual nominee Mitt Romney.

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Rick Santorum at the 2016 RNC
added about 5 years ago
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2016 First Debate with Rick Santorum
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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.

News


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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