Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum: You Decide 2016

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Campaign ended: Feb. 3, 2016

Current position: U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania

Career: U.S. Senate 1995 to 2007,

Hometown: Winchester, Virginia

Family: Married to Kaen Garver with eight children

Religion: Roman Catholic

On the issues:

Economy: He says his 20/20 Flat Tax Plan would dramatically downsize and restructure the IRS. Santorum also advocates for ending what he calls job-killing regulations and enforming entitlements like Social Security and Medicare.

Education: Santorum joins other conservatives in their opposition to Common Core. He also says the country should stop top-down education standards.

Environment: He does not believe scientific evidence supports the idea of global warming. He is in favor of fracking.

Gun control/rights: Santorum calls himself a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, favoring a focus on mental health and the entertainment industry’s glorification of violence.

Health care: He says he is committed to protecting the lives of the unborn, pushing for the “Born Alive Infant Protection Act” and the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act.” He supports adult stem cell research.

Immigration: Santorum wants to implement a biometric tracking system for immigrants, withhold funds from sanctuary cities and end automatic citizenship for children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants.

National security: The Senator is a firm supporter of a relationship with Israel, while opposing Iran’s quest to obtain nuclear weapons. He has experience on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Social issues: He believes marriage is between a man and a woman. He sponsored the Workplace Religious Freedom Act.

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