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NameRick Santorum
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Born May 10, 1958 (61 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedRob Ritchie
May 10, 2019 12:49pm
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InfoRichard John Santorum

Rick Santorum has served in the United States Senate since January of 1995. During that time, he has served as a champion for Pennsylvanians either through his accomplishments in the United States Senate or through his leadership position as Republican Conference Chairman, the party's third-ranking leadership position in the Senate. The Senator has been elected to a third term as Republican Conference Chairman by his Republican colleagues. As Conference Chairman, Senator Santorum directs the communications operations of Senate Republicans and is a frequent party spokesman. He is the youngest member of the leadership and the first Pennsylvanian of such a prominent position since Senator Hugh Scott was Republican leader in the 1970s.

Senator Santorum was raised in Butler County, Pennsylvania and attended college at Penn State University. It was during his undergraduate career that he became actively involved in the political process as a campaign volunteer for the late Senator John Heinz. Senator Santorum received a B.A. in Political Science from Penn State in 1980 and went on to earn an M.B.A. in 1981 from the University of Pittsburgh. Later, he graduated with a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In 1990, at the age of 32, Senator Santorum was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and made his mark in Congress as a champion of government accountability and welfare reform.

Currently, in the 109th Congress, Senator Santorum serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee; the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration; the Senate Special Committee on Aging; and the Senate Finance Committee, of which he is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy.

Senator Santorum has been prominent in the fight to reform America's social welfare system, playing a major part in the historic 1996 welfare reform law. The Senator believes in giving recipients of federal aid incentives to work while providing funds for fatherhood and marriage initiatives. Welfare reform, however, is only a part of his broader vision to end urban and rural poverty by strengthening families, communities and the local organizations that sustain them.

Senator Santorum has been a leader in congressional efforts to revive America's communities and empower citizens to enjoy better lives. The most important of his initiatives for community and economic renewal is the Charity, Aid, Recovery and Empowerment (CARE) Act, which passed the Senate during the 108th Congress. Based on three concepts -- giving, saving, and fairness -- the CARE Act provides incentives for charitable giving, opportunities for low-income families to build their individual assets, and equity between faith-based and secular organizations as they provide charitable social services. These renewal programs will promote job growth, economic development, affordable housing and higher education, and long-term financial stability for Americans. Senator Santorum is committed to further fostering this movement.

Also, of legislative precedence to the Senator is the belief that human life is sacred and must be guarded by the law, science, and society. To this end, Rick Santorum has sponsored and fought for measures to protect the most vulnerable among us and to ban a procedure known as partial-birth abortion. During the 107th Congress, Senator Santorum successfully ushered the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act through the Senate and House, and his bill to recognize the basic rights of all children born alive was signed into law. In the 108th Congress, the Senator's legislation to end partial-birth abortion won congressional approval and was signed by President Bush.

The Senator is committed to the initiative to eradicate global HIV/AIDS. He believes that the United States has an obligation to provide funding to combat HIV/AIDS, and a responsibility to extend debt relief to third world nations.

Senator Santorum is proud to represent Pennsylvania's leading industry, agriculture, on the Senate Agriculture Committee. He is a leading advocate for the Commonwealth's 55,000 hard-working, farming families and is responsible for the creation of the Farmland Protection Program. The Senator will fight for the future of Pennsylvania's dairy farmers; will work to provide a robust crop insurance program for producers of all sizes; will continue to be an advocate on behalf of Pennsylvania's disaster assistance needs; and will support child nutrition programs that have a positive impact on Pennsylvania's children.

As a member of the Senate Select Committee on Aging and Chairman of the Finance Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy, Senator Santorum is on the front lines in the fight to save and strengthen Social Security and Medicare. Furthermore, as the son of two Veterans Administration employees, and as a former member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Santorum has focused on efforts to ensure that the American men and women who serve in our military are treated with the respect and honor they so richly deserve.

While Senator Santorum is proud of his accomplishments as a lawmaker and public servant, he is most proud of his role as a husband and father. Senator Santorum and his wife, Karen Garver Santorum, are the parents of six wonderful children: Elizabeth, John, Daniel, Sarah Maria, Peter, and Patrick.



JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/20/2006-10/23/2006 Strategic Vision (R) 47.00% ( 1.0) 44.00% ( 2.0) 9.00% ( 3.0)
09/22/2006-09/24/2006 Strategic Vision (R) 48.00% ( 2.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 2.0)
09/13/2006-09/18/2006 Keystone Poll 38.00% ( 0.0) 56.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
09/14/2006-09/17/2006 Survey USA 39.00% ( 3.0) 53.00% ( 2.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
07/14/2006-07/16/2006 Strategic Vision (R) 46.00% ( 4.0) 46.00% ( 3.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 36.00% ( 0.0) 55.00% ( 2.0) 9.00% ( 2.0)
05/12/2006-05/14/2006 Survey USA 36.00% ( 3.0) 57.00% ( 4.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
04/07/2006-04/09/2006 Survey USA 39.00% ( 5.0) 53.00% ( 7.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
03/10/2006-03/12/2006 Strategic Vision (R) 42.00% ( 2.0) 49.00% ( 2.0) 9.00% ( 4.0)
01/13/2006-01/15/2006 Survey USA 44.00% ( 3.0) 46.00% ( 3.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 11, 2019 01:25pm Profile Rick Santorum Is Bringing Cryptocurrency to Catholicism  Article RP 
Aug 08, 2013 09:00am News Why isn’t Rick Santorum the GOP 2016 frontrunner?  Article John 
Jun 24, 2013 08:40pm News Santorum to head faith-based movie studio  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jun 14, 2013 08:10am News Rick Santorum: Why Mitt Romney didn’t win  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Apr 15, 2013 08:00am News Santorum hospitalized, cancels trip to Iowa  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Dec 03, 2012 11:30am Idiocy Santorum begins employment at WND by suggesting UN conspiracy to kill his daughter  Article Craverguy 

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FAMILY
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RACES
  06/07/2016 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.05% (-44.91%)
  08/28/2012 US President - R Convention Lost 0.39% (-89.76%)
  06/26/2012 US President - R Primaries Lost 20.46% (-31.58%)
  06/26/2012 UT US President - R Primary Lost 1.48% (-91.56%)
  06/05/2012 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-90.85%)
  01/03/2012 US President - R Delegate Count Lost 13.33% (-58.62%)
  08/13/2011 Iowa GOP Presidential Straw Poll Lost 9.84% (-18.80%)
  11/07/2006 PA US Senate Lost 41.28% (-17.35%)
  05/16/2006 PA US Senate - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2005 US Senate Republican Conference Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2003 US Senate Republican Conference Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2001 US Senate Republican Conference Chairman Won 60.00% (+20.00%)
  11/07/2000 PA US Senate Won 52.42% (+6.91%)
  04/04/2000 PA US Senate- R Primary Won 99.58% (+99.16%)
  11/08/1994 PA US Senate Won 49.40% (+2.48%)
  05/10/1994 PA US Senate- R Primary Won 81.55% (+63.09%)
  11/03/1992 PA District 18 Won 60.56% (+22.56%)
  11/06/1990 PA District 18 Won 51.45% (+2.89%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  08/11/2012 US Vice President - R Selection Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  06/03/2008 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-46.49%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NH District 01 - R Primary - Sep 11, 2018 R Eddie Edwards
WY Governor - R Primary - Aug 21, 2018 R Foster Friess
OK District 01 - R Primary - Jun 26, 2018 R Andy Coleman
GA Lt. Governor - R Primary - May 22, 2018 R David Shafer
PA Governor - R Primary - May 15, 2018 R Paul Mango
AZ District 08 - Special R Primary - Feb 27, 2018 R Steve Montenegro
FL US Senate - R Primary - Aug 30, 2016 R Marco Rubio
US President - R Primaries - Jun 07, 2016 R Marco Rubio
LA Attorney General - Initial Election - Oct 24, 2015 R Jeff Landry
TN District 3 - R Primary - Aug 07, 2014 R Weston Wamp
NY - District 01 - R Primary - Jun 24, 2014 R Lee Zeldin
IA US Senate - R Primary - Jun 03, 2014 R Sam Clovis
SC District 01 - Special R Runoff - Apr 02, 2013 R Curtis Bostic
UT US Senate - R Primary - Jun 26, 2012 R Daniel R. Liljenquist
TX US Senate - R Primary - May 29, 2012 R Ted Cruz
NE US Senate - R Primary - May 15, 2012 R Jon Bruning
IN US Senate - R Primary - May 08, 2012 R Richard Mourdock
KS US Senate - R Primary - Aug 03, 2010 R Todd Tiahrt
MI Governor - R Primary - Aug 03, 2010 R Peter Hoekstra
MI District 02 - R Primary - Aug 03, 2010 R Jay Riemersma
UT US Senate - R Primary - Jun 22, 2010 R Mike Lee
CA District 11 - R Primary - Jun 08, 2010 R Elizabeth Emken
SC Governor - R Primary - Jun 08, 2010 R Gresham Barrett
KY US Senate - R Primary - May 18, 2010 R C. M. "Trey" Grayson
NY District 23 - Special Election - Nov 03, 2009 R Douglas Hoffman
PA - District 10 - R Primary - Apr 22, 2008 R Dan Meuser
PA US President - R Primary - Apr 22, 2008 R Mitt Romney
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R Mitt Romney
Secretary of Defense - Dec 06, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John G. Roberts Jr.
PA District 08 - R Replacement - Aug 12, 2004 R Robert M. "Tommy" Tomlinson
PA District 08 - R Replacement - Aug 12, 2004 R Michael G. Fitzpatrick
PA Attorney General - R Primary - Apr 27, 2004 R Tom Corbett
PA US Senate - R Primary - Apr 27, 2004 D Arlen Specter
NH US Senate - R Primary - Sep 10, 2002 R John Sununu
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
US President - R Primaries - Jul 07, 1996 D Arlen Specter
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