Santorum to jump into Texas abortion ban battle
July 9th, 2013
08:18 AM ET
1 year ago

Santorum to jump into Texas abortion ban battle

(CNN) – Rick Santorum's heading to Texas to put his support behind a controversial bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

According to a press release obtained by CNN that will be sent later Tuesday, Santorum will hold a news conference Thursday morning at the Texas state capitol in Austin.
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Filed under: Abortion • Rick Santorum • Texas
2016 watch: Potential contenders take a stand on Supreme Court rulings
June 26th, 2013
08:38 PM ET
1 year ago

2016 watch: Potential contenders take a stand on Supreme Court rulings

(CNN) – With the Supreme Court announcing decisions on two big cases involving same-sex marriage Wednesday, an array of possible 2016 presidential candidates weighed in on the matter, positioning themselves in a highly-charged debate that could continue for years as states begin adapting to changes in the law.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who vetoed a same-sex marriage law in his state last year, said he did not agree with the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a significant section of the Defense of Marriage Act that denies more than a thousand federal benefits to legally married, same-sex couples.
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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • Marco Rubio • Paul Ryan • Rick Santorum • Same-sex marriage • Ted Cruz
Santorum jumps into show business
June 24th, 2013
04:31 PM ET
1 year ago

Santorum jumps into show business

(CNN) – Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is getting into the movie business.

The staunch conservative, who also served as a senator from Pennsylvania, was named the chief executive of EchoLight Studios, his political action group said Monday. The company is "the first vertically integrated faith-based movie studio to offer production financing, marketing and distribution across all releasing platforms," the release said.
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Santorum to Iowa State Fair
May 3rd, 2013
07:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum to Iowa State Fair

(CNN) – Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania said Friday he plans to attend the Iowa State Fair in August, a traditional stop in the first-in-the-nation caucus state for those considering a run for president.

In an interview with CNN’s Jim Acosta, Santorum also criticized the Food and Drug Administration approval this week of the Plan B One-Step emergency contraception pill without a prescription for women 15 and older.
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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Rick Santorum
2013 meet 2016
May 3rd, 2013
05:00 AM ET
2 years ago

2013 meet 2016

Washington (CNN) – The calendar reads May 2013, but in some ways it sure feels a lot closer to 2016.

Friday night Vice President Joe Biden keynotes a Democratic Party dinner in Columbia, South Carolina. Less than two miles away, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas headlines a Palmetto State Republican Party dinner.
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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Joe Biden • Martin O'Malley • Rand Paul • Rick Santorum • Scott Walker • Ted Cruz
First on CNN: Santorum to focus on GOP's future in Iowa
April 8th, 2013
03:02 PM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: Santorum to focus on GOP's future in Iowa

(CNN) - Republicans hoping to regain the White House in 2016 would make a mistake by ignoring social issues, one of those potential candidates said Monday.

Rick Santorum, who says he's open to another White House bid and already speaks like a candidate, told CNN the GOP's focus on the economy and taxes, instead of social issues, was what led to presidential losses for the party in the last two cycles.
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Filed under: Iowa • Rick Santorum
Pat Boone joins Santorum in backing Sanford rival
March 27th, 2013
05:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Pat Boone joins Santorum in backing Sanford rival

(CNN) - Curtis Bostic, running against former Gov. Mark Sanford for a spot on the ballot in South Carolina's U.S. House election, received a boost this week when two prominent conservative endorsed him.

Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 presidential candidate, touted Bostic's "robust conservative values" in an endorsement Tuesday, saying he would campaign for the candidate ahead of next Tuesday's vote.
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Filed under: Rick Santorum • South Carolina
March 22nd, 2013
10:41 AM ET
2 years ago

What foiled the conservative dream ticket?

(CNN) – For the subset of Republicans who viewed Mitt Romney as a Massachusetts moderate unfit for their party's presidential nomination, it could have been the dream ticket: Gingrich-Santorum for president.

Or was it Santorum-Gingrich for president?
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Filed under: Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
March 15th, 2013
01:49 PM ET
2 years ago

In tearful remarks, Santorum speaks of pain

(CNN) – Former Sen. Rick Santorum delivered a solemn but forceful rallying cry when speaking about the death of a close family member Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

With tears in his eyes, the former presidential candidate talked emotionally about his nephew who passed away Thursday in Pittsburgh from what Santorum described as "a horribly painful disease that almost overnight began ravaging his body."
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Filed under: CPAC • Rick Santorum
2016 Watch: It's never too early to go to Iowa?
February 26th, 2013
12:10 PM ET
2 years ago

2016 Watch: It's never too early to go to Iowa?

(CNN) - Rick Santorum's headed to Iowa, some two years and nine months before the next Iowa caucuses.

The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition announced Tuesday that the former senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 GOP presidential candidate will keynote its annual Spring Kickoff, which will be held April 15.
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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Rick Santorum
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