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US Elections 2016: Duggar’s Favorite Rick Santorum Runs For President Again

US Elections 2016: Duggar’s Favorite Rick Santorum Runs For President Again
MARCH FOR MARRIAGE RALLY @ US Capitol / West Lawn in Washington DC on Thursday morning Elvert Barnes / Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0

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US Elections 2016: Duggar’s Favorite Rick Santorum Runs For President Again

Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum is running for the White House again. He officially launched his presidential candidacy on Wednesday at a factory in the town of Cabot. He promised, once again, to restore the American dream for the hardworking Americans.

Rick Santorum focused on working-class and middle-class

Santorum has strategically chosen the location of his official announcement as he gave a speech that banked on the needs and rights of the working class and the middle class. His speech has highlighted the challenges faced by common American families.

“As middle America is hollowing out, we can’t sit idly by as big government politicians make it harder for our workers and then turn around and blame them for losing jobs overseas. American families don’t need another president tied to big government or big money,” Santorum said.

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Family, family, family

On his campaign website, Santorum sells himself as a husband and father who knows the importance of protecting and providing for the family. His website described him as a man who believes that without strong families, the United States will be weak and will be a dying nation.

In his time as senator for Pennsylvania, he has also upheld the protection of marriage. He has objected policies that are aimed to redefine marriage apart from being a union of man and woman. He authored the “Born Alive Infant Protection Act” and the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act.” He was one among the proponents of advancing adult stem cell ethical research as opposed to embryonic stem cell research which he believes destroys human life. He has also sponsored the Workplace Religious Freedom Act that requires employers to respect the religious beliefs of its employees.

Santorum and the support from Christian Conservatives

Santorum won the Iowa caucus back in 2012 when he first ran for the president of the United States. He had the Christian Conservatives to thank for his win.

One of his most vocal supporters at that time was the now-controversial Duggar family, stars of TLC’s “19 Kids And Counting.” The family was even featured in a video titled “19 Reasons And Counting To Vote For Rick Santorum”, Entertainment Online reported.

With the molestation allegation against Josh Duggar now made public, there is question whether the Santorum-Duggar relationship will be witnessed again.

Jim Bob described Santorum as “somebody that goes and really just votes from his heart and votes on his convictions, votes on things based on the Constitution of the United Sates and the Bible.”

“That’s the kind of man we want to support,” Jim Bob said at the time.

Santorum also has all the nicest words for the Duggars. He said he was inspired by the family he described as amazing.

“They have chosen to raise their children in a faith-filled home, encouraging kindness and generosity, to work hard and to have a fun-loving spirit. They are a wonderful family, and Karen and I support them,” were Santorum’s words for the Duggars.

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