|U.S. Senate, Pennsylvania|
|U.S. Senator, Pennsylvania|
|January 3, 1995 - January 3, 2007|
|U.S. Representative, Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District|
|January 3, 1991 - January 3, 1995|
|High school||Carmel High School|
|Bachelor's||Pennsylvania State University, 1980|
|Master's||University of Pittsburgh, 1981|
|J.D.||Dickinson School of Law, 1986|
|Date of birth||May 10, 1958|
|Place of birth||Winchester, Virginia|
|Profession||Attorney, Ethics and Public Policy Center Senior Fellow|
Santorum was born in Winchester, Virginia and grew up in Butler, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. He attended Penn State University for his undergraduate studies, receiving a bachelor's degree in political science in 1980. He later earned his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law in 1986. After graduating from Dickinson, Santorum returned to western Pennsylvania to begin his legal career.
Prior to running for public office, Santorum was a private practice attorney in Pittsburgh. While working at the firm of Kirkpatrick and Lockhart, K&L Gates, he met his future wife, Karen Garver, with whom he now has seven children.
He announced the endorsement through his Patriot Voices political action committee. "I’ve gotten to know Quin over the last few years and have been enormously impressed with his willingness to fearlessly and without hesitation advance the conservative cause. As a critic of Washington business-as-usual, Quin will bring that same courageous approach as an advocate for free markets, limited government and reform of the welfare and tax system to Congress," Santorum said in a written statement.
Santorum is considered a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016.
Santorum launched his campaign to run in the 2012 presidential election on June 6, 2011. He won 11 states and was one of the last remaining candidates in the Republican primary field on April 10, 2012, when he abruptly announced the suspension of his campaign. His withdrawal from the race came amid increasing campaign finance struggles, as well as a variety of factors indicating that Mitt Romney would prevail as the party's nominee.
U.S. Senate election
|U.S. Senate, Pennsylvania General Election, 2006|
|Democrat||Bob Casey, Jr.||58.7%||2,392,984|
|Republican||Rick Santorum Incumbent||41.3%||1,684,778|
On November 7, 2000, Rick Santorum won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Ron Klink (D), John J. Featherman (L), Robert E. Domske (Reform) and Lester B. Searer (Constitution) in the general election.
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- BioGuide.Congress.gov, "SANTORUM, Richard John (Rick), (1958 - )," accessed March 23, 2015
- The Caucus, "Santorum to suspend presidential campaign," April 10, 2012
- Desmoines Register, "Iowa Caucus 2012-Santorum refuses to compromise on principles," October 7, 2008
- Web Archive Senator Biography, "About Rick Santorum," accessed September 11, 2012
- AL.com, "Rick Santorum endorses Quin Hillyer in AL-01 congressional race," accessed August 19, 2013
- The American Spectator, "Rick Santorum endorses Quin Hillyer," accessed August 19, 2013
- Los Angeles Times, "Rick Santorum endorses Mitt Romney in late-night email," May 07, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
- Patriot Voices, "About Rick Santorum," accessed March 23, 2015
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| Succeeded by|
Bob Casey Jr.
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