Rick Santorum set to travel to Israel
August 15th, 2014
10:02 AM ET
4 months ago

Rick Santorum set to travel to Israel

(CNN) – Rick Santorum is heading to Israel.

The former senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 presidential candidate leaves Sunday for a three-day trip with a delegation of conservative and religious leaders, according to his group, Patriot Voices.

His travel will likely further stoke speculation of his interest in another White House bid. The Middle East tends to be a popular travel spot for presidential candidates hoping to boost their foreign policy credentials.

According to a press release with details of the trip, Santorum will mostly be in Jerusalem and is set to visit an Iron Dome facility. He's also scheduled to meet with government and military leaders, as well as Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer.

The delegation includes Bob Vander Plaats, president of The Family Leader, a social conservative group in Iowa, and Foster Friess, a wealthy conservative donor who backed Santorum's 2012 presidential run.

In addition to Iowa, others in the delegation hail from South Carolina, Florida, Michigan, Alabama and Wyoming.


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  1. don in albuquerque

    And as Ricky gets off the plane a band will strike up the Sanitarium National Anthem-"We represent the Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild......"

    August 15, 2014 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  2. Thomas

    @Hector Slagg
    Well, gosh, i'm Sorry!,
    Rick Santorum was a U.S. Senator. Next Presidential Election, if the people have woken up by then, there will probably be a Republican President. Now I know some of you don't like that but live and learn. You could see Rick Santorum in the Cabinet! Hey, I don't make the News, I just Report the News! You will have experienced people, for a change, in the Government! Well Golly!!
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    Well Golly Gee Dumbo New's Caster Fella , u keep reporting the facts as they are told to you , and when you find them WMD's , call GW Bush , he will give you a cookie .

    August 15, 2014 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
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