Rick Santorum, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Rick Santorum

American politician

Date of Birth: 10-May-1958

Place of Birth: Winchester, Virginia, United States

Profession: lawyer, politician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Rick Santorum

  • Richard John Santorum (born May 10, 1958) is an American politician, attorney, and political commentator.
  • A member of the Republican Party, he served as a United States senator from Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007 and was the Senate's third-ranking Republican from 2001 to 2007.
  • Santorum ran for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, finishing second to Mitt Romney.
  • In January 2017, he became a CNN senior political commentator. Santorum was elected to the United States Senate from Pennsylvania in 1994.
  • He served two terms until losing his 2006 reelection bid.
  • A Roman Catholic, Santorum is a social conservative who opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and embraced a cultural warrior image during his Senate tenure.
  • While serving as a senator, Santorum authored the Santorum Amendment, which would have promoted the teaching of intelligent design.
  • He was a leading sponsor of the 2003 federal law known as the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. In the years following his departure from the Senate, Santorum has worked as a consultant, private practice lawyer, and news contributor.
  • He ran for the Republican nomination in the 2012 U.S.
  • presidential election.
  • Before suspending his campaign on April 10, 2012, Santorum exceeded expectations by winning 11 primaries and caucuses and receiving nearly four million votes, making him the runner-up to eventual nominee Mitt Romney.
  • Santorum ran for president again in 2016, but ended his campaign in February 2016 after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses.

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