Articles Tagged 'Rick Santorum'

Long-shot Republican candidates weigh spicing up 2016 race


The 2016 Republican presidential field could be bigger than any in recent memory – thanks to a growing second tier of potential contenders. While several… READ MORE

Rick Santorum retools for 2016 White House run

Rick Santorum is gearing up for another run for president and vows next time he’ll be an even stronger candidate — armed with a retooled message aimed at the working class, an established network of supporters and, perhaps more importantly, a resume that he believes dovetails with the issues conservatives care about most. Mr. Santorum came out of nowhere to… READ MORE

Santorum: GOP needs positive message to counter Obama

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum on Thursday delivered some tough love to conservatives and Republicans, telling them that they’d be better served getting their own messaging in order before blasting President Obama. Mr. Santorum, the last of 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s Republican rivals, threw a brushback pitch at members of the party he accused of valued winning elections… READ MORE

Cruz crushes field in presidential straw poll at Values Voters Summit

Sen. Ted Cruz trounced the competition in the presidential straw poll at the 2013 Values Voters Summit, with Dr. Ben Carson and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum coming in a distant second and third places — highlighting how Mr. Cruz has become a rock star with grassroots conservatives. Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council, which hosted the… READ MORE

Social conservatives fight back


The preferred plot line for many in the GOP establishment for revitalizing their party goes something like this: They move to a more libertarian stance… READ MORE

Mitt Romney: GOP primary ‘unhelpful’

Mitt Romney says the long Republican primary was “unhelpful” in his quest to win the White House, but said it did not alter his ideological moorings. Romney said in an interview aired Sunday on “Fox News Sunday” that he did not change his position to defeat opponents like Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, but the 2012 GOP presidential nominee said… READ MORE

Todd Akin gains support of key conservatives

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September 27, 2012
By Lisa Mascaro, Los Angeles Times
KIRKWOOD, Mo.—— Republican Todd Akin‘s embattled campaign for Senate won support Wednesday from prominent conservatives, including some who had called on him to withdraw after he said victims of “legitimate rape” rarely became pregnant.
Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum and South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint backed Akin one day after the final deadline passed …
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Santorum: Obama victory would ‘fundamentally’ change America

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September 16, 2012
By Meghashyam Mali – The Hill Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) in an address to the Values Voter Summit in Washington on Saturday urged social conservatives to back Mitt Romney, saying that a President Obama victory would “fundamentally” change America. “If ‘ObamaCare’ is implemented, if the foreign policy of this president continues, we will live in a world and in… READ MORE

Santorum says government forcing Catholics to sin

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August 17, 2012
By Andrew Rafferty, NBC News AKRON, OH – Former presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said Wednesday that President Barack Obama is “directly assaulting” religious freedom and that his administration has implemented policies that force Catholics to abandon their faith. “We have a president who, for the first time in American history, is directly assaulting the First Amendment and freedom of religion,”… READ MORE

Rick Santorum: I am concerned about Ron Paul

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June 11, 2012
Capitol Column In his more high profile appearance since leaving the race for the Republican presidential nomination, former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum said Sunday that he is prepared to battle Texas Congressman Ron Paul for the loudest voice at this year’s Republican presidential convention. “I like the platform that we have right now. I’m concerned that Ron Paul and… READ MORE

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