Rick Santorum will run for president in 2012, tells ABC’s Good Morning America

By on Jun 6, 2011 in International, Politics, United States Comments

Former US senator Rick Santorum from Pennsylvania will run for president in 2012 and will seek for GOP’s approval for his candidacy.



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In an exclusive interview by ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday, June 6, 2011, Rick Santorum announced his plan to run in the 2012 US Presidential election.

“We are ready to announce that we are going to be in this race and we’re in it to win.” Republican Santorum told the GMA anchor George Stephanopoulos.

Later that day, Santorum was said to be visiting Somerset for the formal kick-off of his campaign, where his grandfather reportedly migrated and worked in a coal mine after arriving from Italy.

Santorum, 53, won as a member of the US House of Representatives for the 18th district of Pennsylvania from 1991 to 1995.

He was voted as US senator for two consecutive terms from 1995 to 2007, and became the chairman of Senate Republican Conference, but lost on his third term over Senator Bob Casey Jr.

Last January, Santorum reportedly send a letter to his supporters of his Political Action Committee last January that he is considering running in 2012.

“After talking it over with my wife Karen and our kids – I am considering putting my name in for the 2012 presidential race.” Santorum wrote on his earlier letter.



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