Rick Santorum


Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has “100 percent” endorsed Donald Trump for President. In an interview with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News, Santorum said, “I had a good conversation with Donald… he asked for my endorsement, and I said what I needed was to deal with the most important issue… My number one […]


Last night, Rick Santorum became the latest casualty of the 2016 election cycle when he announced he was officially suspending his presidential campaign. Despite finishing second overall in 2012, Santorum never got off the ground in 2016. What happened? 1. The media and the RNC happened. The two-tiered debates were bad in theory and even […]


Former Senator Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign and endorsed Marco Rubio on Wednesday evening. In particular, Santorum cited Rubio’s strong support for family values. Santorum emphasized Rubio’s position of “understanding the central role of the family in supporting that opportunity; that family breakdown is one of the key reasons that the middle [class] is hollowing […]


Wow, what an incredible night! Now that the votes have been tallied in Iowa, it’s time to take a look at tonight’s winners and losers. Winner: Ted Cruz This one ought to be obvious. Despite running slightly behind Donald Trump in most polls heading into Caucus night, Ted Cruz delivered a decisive victory, likely due […]


Wow. It’s already here. The Iowa Caucus is tomorrow. Here’s a candidate-by-candidate review of what could happen, what should happen, and what will happen after the votes are tallied: Donald Trump Best-case scenario: A strong 1st place finish (35 percent+) Worst-case scenario: Losing to Ted Cruz and finishing second. Trump currently leads the polls in […]


Hundreds of thousands attended the March for Life in Washington this past Friday on 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The only GOP candidate that spoke at the event, Carly Fiorina, said in her speech that “this election is a fight for the character of our nation” and that she was “prepared to stand for life.” The Blaze reported that […]


While Mike Huckabee pounds Ted Cruz on moral and social issues, Rick Santorum’s latest ad pushes Santorum’s record as a leader on foreign policy and contrasts that with footage of Cruz reading from Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor during an anti-Obamacare filibuster attempt: I don’t think this makes much sense for Rick. […]


Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) appeared on the third episode of “Candidate Conversations 2016” on December 27 on EWTN News. This was the third of several interviews with 2016 candidates conducted by Robert P. George, Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and founder of American Principles Project, and Dr. Matthew J. Franck, Director of the William […]


Former Senator Rick Santorum appeared on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show” yesterday, where he discussed his own social conservative record versus the positions of fellow presidential candidate Ted Cruz. You can watch the appearance and read the transcript below: RICK SANTORUM: …Right now the social conservative votes [in Iowa] are going to Cruz and […]


American Principles Project has joined together with Heritage Action for America, the action arm of the Heritage Foundation, and FRC Action, the legislative affiliate of the Family Research Council, to invite each of the candidates running for President to sign the following pledge: If elected, I pledge to push for the passage of the First Amendment […]


Last Friday, seven GOP presidential candidates sat down for a “Thanksgiving Dinner” style forum with Frank Luntz in Iowa. The discussions covered a variety of policy issues, but the theme of the evening centered on faith and family. Senator Rick Santorum shared a moving story about a time he believed God was testing the limits […]


Last Friday, seven GOP presidential candidates (Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and Rick Santorum) descended on Iowa for The FAMiLY Leader’s Presidential Family Forum.  At one point during the event, each candidate was asked for their view on what constitutes “the greatest moral threat” to America.  You can […]


It’s greatly encouraging to see the GOP candidates focus more on one of the largest economic problems facing the United States: the Federal Reserve and monetary policy. On Tuesday night, we witnessed the GOP field address monetary reform as a key to economic fairness and growth in a bigger and more substantial way than ever before. […]


Some conservatives forget the ultimate creative enterprise is key to a growing and flourishing society: creating and raising the next generation of Americans. Surely this enterprise deserves as favorable a treatment as investments in equipment? Treating children a a consumption item is a profound mistake some, but not all, economic conservatives make. One of Marco […]


The Santorum campaign just sent me this summary of Santorum’s economic message, fighting “for the hardworking Americans and their families that keep our country going”: Today CNBC and Rick’s opponents will have to face the truth — America deserves better. And the Economic Freedom Agenda is the only plan that takes on Obama’s job-killing regulations, […]


At a presidential forum at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Texas, Rick Santorum used data and social science to reveal the real solution to poverty: GRAHAM: Talk to us about how you believe government should appropriately show compassion towards the outsider, the person who is down, the person who needs help. How do we help them? […]


In an interview with Politico on Tuesday, Rick Santorum recalled his encounters with Donald Trump before the 2016 race began. Santorum said that in late 2011 after Santorum began his rise to the top of the pack, Trump called the 11-state winner a “loser” on Fox News. So Santorum called Trump to ask why, and […]


Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum will speak at the 2nd Annual Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing being held in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, October 31, 2015. The Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing is the annual fall public policy and worldview conference for social conservatives hosted by CaffeinatedThoughts.com in Iowa.  American […]


Third quarter fundraising reports are in, and we have the numbers for you. As we said last week when these fundraising numbers first started trickling in, these numbers do matter — fundraising allows candidates to buy air time, hire staff, and get people to the polls. It’s impossible to win without money. Here’s the GOP primary as it stands […]


The Washington Times reported that Bob Vander Plaats, President and CEO of The FAMiLY Leader, believes that both Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum deserve a spot on October 28 on the CNBC debate stage. “I think both of these guys probably deserve a spot on the debate stage,” Vander Plaats […]