March 15th, 2013
01:49 PM ET
1 year 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
1 year 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
Santorum says scouts may not survive if gays allowed
February 4th, 2013
11:38 AM ET
1 year ago

Santorum says scouts may not survive if gays allowed

(CNN) – Potential changes which could end the ban on gay boy scouts signal "a challenge to the Scouts' very nature," conservative activist and former Sen. Rick Santorum wrote Monday.

His column, published online on the right wing website World Net Daily, comes as the Boy Scouts of America prepares to discuss changing their longstanding national ban on gay scouts and scoutmasters at an upcoming meeting.
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Santorum, Rand Paul lead abortion opposition March for Life
January 25th, 2013
02:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Santorum, Rand Paul lead abortion opposition March for Life

(CNN) - Opponents of abortion congregated on the National Mall in Washington on Friday and counted several prominent members of Congress and other political figures among their ranks.

The demonstrators at the March for Life marked the 40th anniversary earlier this week of the Supreme Court ruling in favor of abortion rights in the 1973 case Roe v. Wade.
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Filed under: Abortion • John Boehner • Rick Santorum
2016 not far off at crucial conservative conference
January 17th, 2013
05:00 AM ET
1 year ago

2016 not far off at crucial conservative conference

Washington (CNN) - Four possible 2016 GOP White House hopefuls will speak at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, a popular cattle call for Republicans considering bids for the White House.

CNN has learned that 2012 GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum will address CPAC. A senior adviser to the former two-term senator from Pennsylvania says Santorum has accepted an invitation to speak at the conference, which this year will be held March 14-16.
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Filed under: 2016 • CPAC • Rick Santorum
First on CNN: Santorum to oppose Hagel nomination
January 9th, 2013
11:31 AM ET
1 year ago

First on CNN: Santorum to oppose Hagel nomination

Washington (CNN) – Rick Santorum will launch a drive against the nomination of former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as Defense secretary, CNN has learned.

Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 GOP presidential candidate, Wednesday will announce his opposition to President Barack Obama's Monday announcement that he's nominating Hagel to succeed retiring Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, according to John Brabender, a top political adviser to Santorum.
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Filed under: Chuck Hagel • Department of Defense • Rick Santorum • Senate
Santorum to endorse Cuccinelli in VA gubernatorial race
December 13th, 2012
09:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Santorum to endorse Cuccinelli in VA gubernatorial race

(CNN) – Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum Friday will endorse state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia’s gubernatorial race, two sources confirm to CNN.

"I have known Ken for years and consider him not only a strong leader for conservative principles but a dear friend who I have been proud to stand side-by-side with in the fights crucial to the future of our nation,” Santorum said a statement to be released Friday from Patriot Voices PAC, the political action committee he chairs. The statement was obtained by CNN Thursday night.
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Filed under: 2013 • Ken Cuccinelli • Rick Santorum • Virginia
Kerry blasts Santorum's opposition to disability treaty
December 5th, 2012
08:35 PM ET
1 year ago

Kerry blasts Santorum's opposition to disability treaty

(CNN) - Sen. John Kerry fired back Wednesday at former Sen. Rick Santorum's strong opposition to a U.N. treaty promoting the rights of the disabled that failed in the Senate this week.

"Rick Santorum was just not factual," Kerry said on CNN's "The Situation Room."
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Filed under: John Kerry • Rick Santorum
November 26th, 2012
09:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Santorum: 'I'm open' to 2016 bid

(CNN) - Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum hinted Monday he may see another presidential run in his future.

"I'm open to that possibility," the Republican said when asked on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" about a 2016 White House bid.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2016 • Rick Santorum • TV-Piers Morgan
Santorum dreaming of a red, white and blue Christmas
November 20th, 2012
03:10 PM ET
1 year ago

Santorum dreaming of a red, white and blue Christmas

(CNN) - Days before American shoppers rush to the stores for Black Friday deals after Thanksgiving, former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum joined a political choir urging Americans to buy at home this holiday season.

The Patriot Voice, a non-profit organization Santorum created in June after suspending his bid for the presidency, announced he and his wife, Karen Santorum's, "Made in the USA Christmas Challenge" Tuesday pushing holiday shoppers to buy gifts made in the United States.
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Filed under: Economy • Rick Santorum
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