Santorum's charitable donations lag rivals
February 16th, 2012
03:33 PM ET
10 years ago

Santorum's charitable donations lag rivals

New York (CNNMoney) - White House hopeful Rick Santorum lags behind both his 2012 competitors and wealthy Americans in general when it comes to charitable giving, according to tax documents.

Santorum gave $81,500 to charity over the past four years, or 2.2% of the more than $3.6 million in total income he earned since leaving the Senate, the documents showed.


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  1. westward

    No surprise here, really. If you can't see the widespread hate this guy has for so many types of people peaking out behind that fake 'evangelical' smile, you'd have to be blind.

    February 16, 2012 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  2. GI Joe.

    No surprise - he has to save it to buy contraceptives for his daughters.

    February 16, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  3. Auzzie

    A born-again child of GOD, who only gave 2% of his income over 4 years to charity??
    This is a misprint or a joke, RIGHT
    What a total HYPOCRITE!!!!!

    February 16, 2012 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Hey, give the guy a break. I think he had significant medical bills.

    February 16, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  5. diridi

    just an idiot.

    February 16, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  6. Mikey

    So the guy earns almost $1 year and gives $20K to charity... and I assume that includes his church. I guess he takes his narrow-minded, selfish conservative ideology to heart. He practices what he preaches. The NEW party of Lincoln: "With malice toward many, with charity to few."

    February 16, 2012 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  7. Name

    How many of you people gave to charity none ya of course Obama is giving you hand outs

    February 16, 2012 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  8. Kristi

    Honestly not suprised. Most people who wear their religion on thier sleeve don't actually believe what it is they're parading around. Santorum, like all the rest of them, is simply choosing a political angle with the uuber-Catholic/Evangelical banter. There is no true Christianity where there is not action to accompany the rhetoric.

    February 16, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |