Rick Santorum To Announce Run For President

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After months of testing the waters, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, R-Pennsylvania, will announce that he is running for president.

He will make it official on June 6 at the Somerset County courthouse. It’s the county where his grandfather immigrated.

Following a speech a few weeks ago to the National Rifle Association, Santorum emphasized his strong economic and social conservative roots.

“Moral issues are important because without a society that has a solid foundational moral structure, the possibility of lower taxes and limited government is impossible,” Santorum said.

He says personal issues like traditional marriage, abortion and children having both moms and dads do matter.

“They may be personal issues, but they have a profound effect on society, and they will have a profound effect on the size and scope of government and the success of our economic and social future,” Santorum said.

As for this state, Santorum says Pennsylvanians now realize he was right about many of his views.

“We have a case to make, and I’ve been blessed in the past with the good people of Pennsylvania giving me the opportunity to make that case and look at facts and elect me twice,” he said. “And I consider that a good starting point.”

What gives Santorum some hope is that, unlike last time where the winner of a particular state could take all the delegates from the state, in 2012 the Republicans will use proportional voting. That means as long as Santorum wins some votes, he’s going to win some delegates.

Meantime, the Post-Gazette reports that Santorum is delinquent on property taxes for his Penn Hills home for unpaid 2009 property taxes.

The Santorums live in a larger home in northern Virginia, but have maintained the house in Penn Hills next to his parents.

This is not the first time a lien has been placed on that house.

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  1. BigFoot says:

    Does he have a position on alien invasion?

  2. Go Away Ricky says:

    Ricky,Ricky….Go Away…..Everyone hates you….You’d make dopey George Bush look like an altar boy…..I think Ronald McDonald would do a better job and he’s more well liked

  3. Joan says:

    The good people of Pennsylvania DONT LIKE YOU RICKY. Did you wait this long to run again in order to get your rich corporate buddies to give you money and perks, or to think we would forget about how utterly useless you are to the population? Or because Donald Trump withdrew and now you have a chance for being the favorite topic of every comedian? Probably all of the above. BOO! BOO!

  4. SANTORUM FOR PRESIDENT says:

    LETS HERE SOME ACTUAL FACTS LIKE WHY YOU HATE SANTORUM THAN JUST YOUR NORMAL COMMIE HATE FORUM.

    1. hwright says:

      hes Republican… Scott Walker, Tom Corbett ring a bell? They have no respect for working americans. enough said

      1. hwright says:

        Meantime, the Post-Gazette reports that Santorum is delinquent on property taxes for his Penn Hills home for unpaid 2009 property taxes.

        The Santorums live in a larger home in northern Virginia, but have maintained the house in Penn Hills next to his parents.

        This is not the first time a lien has been placed on that house.

  5. SANTORUM NOT for president says:

    http://www.spreadingsantorum.com/

    santorum (san-TOR-um) n.
    1. The frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter
    that is sometimes the by-product of anal sex.

  6. VOTEDEMOCRAT says:

    Her comes all of the Gas drilling profits they have earned!!! Ready to pay for a new administration cause they know they cannot be elected unless its bought!!

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