Rick Santorum

Former Senator Rick Santorum

Born: May 10, 1958 (1958-05-10) (age 52) Winchester Virginia

Spouse(s): Karen Garver Santorum

Children : Elizabeth Anne, Richard John (“Johnny”), Jr., Daniel James, Sarah Maria, Peter Kenneth, Patrick Francis and Isabella “Bella” Maria

Residence : Penn Hills, Pennsylvania

Alma mater: Pennsylvania State University, University of Pittsburgh, Dickinson School of Law

Profession: Attorney

Religion: Roman Catholic

Political Career :

  • In 1981 Santorum became an administrative assistant to Republican State Senator J. Doyle Corman (until 1986). He was director of the Pennsylvania Senate’s local government committee from 1981 to 1984, then director of the Pennsylvania Senate’s Transportation Committee until 1986.
  • In 1990, at age 32, Santorum was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania’s 18th District, located in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh. He was relected in 1992
  • In 1994, at the age of 36, Santorum was elected to the U.S. Senate, defeating the incumbent Democrat, Harris Wofford. He was reelected in 2000.
  • In 2006, Santorum lost his election to third term to Bob Casey, Jr..

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Homeland Security Crime Government Reform�� Health Care
War & Peace Drugs Tax Reform Abortion
Free Trade Civil Rights Social Security Families & Children
Immigration Jobs Welfare & Poverty Corporations
Energy & Oil Environment Technology Principles & Value

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Rick Santorum got his start in politics as a volunteer for Pennsylvania Senator John Heinz. But after a few years in private practice as an attorney he successfully ran for the House Representatives as underdog in the heavily Democratic 18th district. After being reelected to a second term, in 1994 he ran against 1 term incumbent Harris Wofford.

As a United States Senator, he was a champion of efforts to counter the threat of radical Islam, to protect victims of religious persecution, and to promote democracy and religious liberty around the world.

He founded the Congressional Working Group on Religious Freedom and spearheaded the passage of several key pieces of legislation, including the landmark welfare reform bill, the American Community Renewal Act, a ban on partial-birth abortion, the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, the Combating Autism Act, the Farmland Preservation Act, the Abandoned Mine Lands Reform Act, the Multi-Employer Pension Reform Act, the Global Aids Authorization Act, Health Savings Accounts, the Syria Accountability Act, and the Iran Freedom Support Act. From 2001 to 2007, he served as Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, where he directed the communications operations of Senate Republicans and was the third-ranking member of the Republican leadership.

 

Rick Santorum is many ways an unknown quantity in the 2012 Republican presidential primaries. His running for the nomination was not widelly anticipated and in the early stage of the exploratory aspects of his campaign, he has been fighting for name ID against a number of better known quantities such as Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee.

Given a chance, Rick Santorum can become an a favorite of social conservatives. Over the years he has established a reputation for being both a fiscal and social conservative. But it is on the social issues where his record is most strong. In fact it is so strong that Santorum has for years been the target of ridicule and disdain from the liberal base, especially the gay community.

However; what makes Santorum unpopular or even hated by the far left, can make him a darling of the far right, the base of the G.O.P.. As such I believe that in a divided fied, Santorum could do exceptionaly well in early states like Iowa and South Carolina where the evangelical vote is extremely influential. Santotum knows that this his stregnth and he has been exploiting it with speeches that target such things as his support for DOMA and opposition to same-sex marriage and even gays in the military.

But it is on the fiscal side that some on the right doubt Rick Santorum’s credentials.� His voting record in this area has not always reflected his words. Santorum can not by any means be seen as liberal on such issues but his fiscal record will be challenged.

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  1. RICK SANTORUM FOR PRESIDENT

    INFO:

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    China wants more control over pro-lifer
    Charlie Butts – OneNewsNow – 9/6/2011 3:40:00 AMBookmark and Share

    Chinese authorities are planning to make a lawyer and activist imprisoned in his own home to face even more confinement.

    Blind, self-taught attorney Chen Guangchen was subsequently imprisoned and repeatedly tortured after he exposed forced abortions in one county in China. (See earlier story) Though he was eventually released, authorities confined him to his home with his wife and daughter.

    Reggie Littlejohn of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers tells OneNewsNow that authorities are now building a prison for Chen and his wife next door to his home. But she does not understand how police think they can have more control over him.

    “The man is blind, he’s sick, they’ve tortured him, [and] they’ve denied him medical treatment. They are slowly starving him,” she reports. “They’ve got 66 cadres surrounding his house — 22 every eight hours. They’ve got floodlights on his house.”

    Reggie Littlejohn (Women’s Rights Without Frontiers)Police have also confiscated his television, phones, and computer, and they have even removed their five-year-old daughter’s toys. Moreover, police have beaten Chen and his wife several times in front of their little girl. Yet they are building a personal prison for the couple next door. Littlejohn says it makes no sense.

    “The only reason I can think of is that they want to make a very visible example out of Chen Guangchen to demonstrate to his village, to the nation of China, and to the world what happens to people who challenge China’s one-child policy,” she suspects.

    So, in the blind attorney’s defense, Littlejohn is helping gather signatures to petition for Chen’s freedoms, but thousands more signatures are needed. She and China Aid president Bob Fu have joined together in the effort.

  2. It’s time for phase 2 of making Herman Cain the Republican candidate. Here is what we need to do. Up to this point, the media has been feeding us Romney and Perry as our only choices. Cain is finally seen as competition for those two. What we need now is some of the other candidates to drop out and throw their support behind Cain. And they need to do it in a very bold and dramatic way. Join me in contacting Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum. Write to them supportively and respective. Thank them for their dedication and service but that you want them to help us, the American public stop the media from forcing us to choose Romney or Perry; and the best way they can do that is by in the middle of the next debate, drop out and declare support for Cain. The longer they stay in the race, the more likely Romney and Perry will be casted as our only choices. Ask them to help us make history, a history that will erase Obama’s administration from our memory. If one of them does this, it will be big. If more than one does it, it will be groundbreaking!

    The emails, phone and FB pages are as follows:
    Bachmann = info@michelebachmann.com, 855-624-7737 facebook.com/teambachmann
    Gingrich = ahaberlein@gingrichproductions.com, 678-973-2306 facebook.com/newtgingrich
    Paul = donations@ronpaul2012.com, 855-886-9779 facebook.com/ronpaul
    Santorum = info@ricksantorum.com, facebook.com/RickSantorum

    All emails to send at once:
    info@michelebachmann.com, ahaberlein@gingrichproductions.com, donations@ronpaul2012.com, info@ricksantorum.com

    OTHER SUGGESTIONS: Send the opening paragraph to other Republican leaders and urge them to urge these candidates to support Cain.

  3. I’m not certain if this will get to Mr. Santorum but I wanted to make a comment on his appearance a few days ago on Fox where he stated that he would allow illegal immigrants to attend our schools as long as they paid for it themselves. This stance needs to be reversed. Illigeal immigrants should not be able to attend our schools period. They are not citizens. I don’t understand why some candidates cannot understand this. I am personally leaining toward Mr. Santorum but this stance gives me pause. Thank you

  4. If Mr. Santorum wants to get the confidence of the American people, he must first stop sounding like he is complaining or offended on issues and start sounding like the leader he can be.
    Sounding like, looking like a whining, offended, silver spooned teenager is an emotional turn-off. But ones own personal quirks do not say what kind of a President one would make, it just makes you desirable or undesirable. Rick Santorum would make a great President.

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