Santorum makes campaign stop in Jefferson

Santorum 2Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum met with about two dozen voters Sunday afternoon, Aug. 2, at Greene Bean Coffee in Jefferson.

Santorum, of Pennsylvania, served two terms in the U.S. Senate, 1995 to 2007. He lost a bid for re-election in 2006. This is his second presidential campaign, having also been a candidate in 2012. He won the Iowa caucus. When he suspended that campaign he had won 11 caucuses and primaries, including Iowa, and had received nearly 4 million votes.  

Since serving in the Senate he has been in private practice as an attorney and worked as a consultant and a news contributor.

Santorum is a social conservative and said he would use the “bully pulpit” of the presidency to promote traditional families. He believes strongly that a household that includes the children’s biological mother and biological father is the best for children and the best for the nation.

The past four years have been cataclysmic for the U.S. in the erosion of our culture and in national security, he said. The Iran nuclear deal is “the greatest betrayal of a president of our national security in history,” he said.

He would decrease all departments of the federal government except the Department of Defense.

More of Santorum’s comments are posted under the Opinion tab at GreeneCountyNewsOnline.

 

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