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Former Senator Santorum Running for President, ABC Reports

June 06, 2011

June 6 (Bloomberg) -- Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania said today he’s seeking the Republican presidential nomination and said he’s “in it to win,” ABC News reported.

“We are ready to announce that we are going to be in this race,” Santorum said in an interview with ABC. He is scheduled to make a formal announcement later today in Pennsylvania.

Santorum, 53, served from 1995 to 2007 in the U.S. Senate and was defeated in his bid for a third term by Democrat Bob Casey. He was one of the most outspoken opponents of abortion while serving in Congress. He began raising money for a possible presidential candidacy in April.

Santorum is a former chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. Prior to his election to the Senate in 1994, he served two two-year terms in the U.S. House.

--Editor: Laurie Asseo, Mike Tackett.

To contact the reporter on this story: Laurie Asseo in Washington at Lasseo1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Silva at msilva34@bloomberg.net


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