Rick Santorum
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"Richard John" ""Rick"" "Santorum" is an American attorney and Republican Party (United States)/Republican Party politician. He served as a United States Senate/United States Senator representing Pennsylvania (1995–2007) and was the Senate's Republican Conference Chairman of the United States Senate/third-ranking Republican (2001–07). He ran as a Rick Santorum presidential campaign, 2012/candidate for the Republican Party presidential primaries, 2012/2012 Republican Party presidential nomination, finishing second to the eventual Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Born in Virginia, Santorum was raised primarily in Butler, Pennsylvania/Butler, Pennsylvania. He obtained an undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University, an Master of Business Administration/M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Juris Doctor/J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law (now part of Pennsylvania State University/Penn State). Santorum worked as an attorney at K&L Gates/Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, where he met Karen Garver. They married in 1990, and have seven living children (one child died shortly after birth). Santorum was elected to the United States House of Representatives/U.S. House of Representatives to represent Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district in 1990 and later became a member of a group dubbed the "Gang of Seven".

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