Presidential Candidates 2016: 10 Things to Know About Rick Santorum

The 57-year-old opposes same-sex marriage

   

Rick Santorum has added his name to the list of 2016 presidential candidates.

NewLetters Presidential Candidates 2016: 10 Things to Know About Rick SantorumThe former US Senator is seeking the Republican bid once again after making a run for it in 2012. Here are 10 things to know about Rick Santorum:

  • The 57-year-old was born in Winchester, Virginia to Aldo and Catherine Santorum.
  • He attended Pennsylvania State University as an undergrad, earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science there.
  • Santorum got his Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
  • His formal education ended in 1986, when he received a a law degree from Dickinson.
  • He started his career in politics in the 1970s, volunteering for Pennsylvania Senator John Heinz.
  • Santorum joined the US House of Representatives in 1990.
  • He was Senator of Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007.
  • He published a book in 2012 about the unknown heroes of the American Revolution titled American Patriots: Answering the Call to Freedom.
  • Santorum also sought the Republican bid for presidency in 2012 but lost out to Mitt Romney.
  • He is CEO of EchoLight Studios, a production company that makes faith-based films.

The growing list of 2016 presidential candidates includes Rick Perry, Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio, Carly Florina, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz.

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