Rick Santorum Biography

Rick Santorum

Quick Facts Of Rick Santorum

Celebrated Name Rick Santorum
Age 62 Years
Nick Name Rooster
Birth Name Richard John Santorum
Birth Date 1958-05-10
Gender Male
Profession Politician
Nationality American
Place Of Birth Winchester
Birth Nation USA
Home Town West Virginia
Ethnicity Mixed
Race White
Siblings 2
Mother Catherine Santorum
Father Aldo Santorum
Religion Roman Catholic
Horoscope Taurus
School Butler Catholic School
High School Butler Senior High School, Roman Catholic Carmel High School
University Pennsylvania State University, University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M Katz Graduate School, Dickinson School of Law
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Karen Garver
Children 7
Net Worth $6 Million
Source of Wealth Political Career
Height 1.93 m
Weight 92 Kg

An American politician, attorney, as well as a political commentator, is named for Rick Santorum whose full name goes by Richard John Santorum. He ran for political office at a young age for the first time for the House of Representatives from the 18th congressional district, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Republican Party who served as a United States senator from Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007 and was the Senate's third-ranking Republican from 2001 to 2007. What's more, he ran for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, finishing second to Mitt Romney. He hаѕ еаrnеd 11 рrіmаrіеѕ аnd саuсuѕеѕ wіnѕ аnd hаѕ rесеіvеd оvеr 4 mіllіоn vоtеѕ аnd hеnсе mаkе hіmѕеlf thе runnеr-uр tо еvеntuаl nоmіnее Міtt Rоmnеу аnd соnѕеquеntlу ѕuѕреndеd hіѕ саmраіgn іn Арrіl 2012. He was a leading sponsor of the 2003 federal law known as the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. He ran for president again in 2016 but ended his campaign in February 2016 after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses. He was considered to be a popular candidate among conservative voters before ending his campaigns on both occasions. Since January 2017, he became a CNN senior political commentator.

Rick Santorum interrupts the only woman on CNN panel to defend Mike Pence talking over Kamala Harris

Rick Santorum interrupted a female co-panelist as she tried to explain the optics of Vice President Mike Pence constantly interrupting the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, Kamala Harris, during their Wednesday-night debate. Following the 2020 vice presidential debate, Borger reflected on Pence's habit of interrupting both Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and moderator Susan Page. At a CNN panel afterward, Borger tried to praise Harris but was cut off by Santorum. "Women watching that are going to say, 'Wait a minute,'" Borger began to say before Santorum interjected: "Don't make the claim that he interrupted her repeatedly, because he didn't." Echoing Harris' response of "Mr. Vice President, I'm speaking," when Pence cut her off, Borger fired back: "Mr. Santorum, I'm speaking." 

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Famous For

  • Being an American politician, attorney, and political commentator.
  • Being elected to the U.S House of Representatives to represent Pennsylvania in 1990 at age 32 by defeating seven-term Democratic congressman Doug Walgren.
  • Being one of the 17 House Republicans who sided with most Democrats to support the legislation that prohibited employers from permanently replacing striking employees in 1993. 
  • Being the Senate's third-ranking Republican from the year 2001 to the year 2007. 

Rick Santorum, a famous politician

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What is the Birthplace of Rick Santorum?

Rick Santorum was born with the full name/birth name of Richard John Santorum on 10th May 1958. His place of birth is in Winchester, Virginia, the USA. and his hometown is in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In West Virginia, his family lived in an apartment provided by the Veterans Administration. He was born to his parents; Catherine Santorum (mother), an administrative nurse, and Aldo Santorum (father), a clinical psychologist, and also Irish immigrants. He was born as the second of three children in a Catholic family who attended church regularly. Thus, his religion is Roman Catholic. He has two siblings. As of 2020, he celebrated his 62nd birthday. He holds an American nationality and he belongs to the Mixed ethnicity of Italian-Irish. His race is White. His Zodiac sign is Taurus. 

As per his education, he attended elementary school at Butler Catholic School and then went on to the Butler Senior High School. He was nicknamed "Rooster", supposedly for both a cowlick strand of hair and assertive nature, particularly on important political issues. After his parents transferred to the Naval Station Great Lakes in northern Illinois, he attended the Roman Catholic Carmel High School in Mundelein, Illinois, for one year, graduating in 1976. He then graduated in the year 1980 with an honors degree in political science from Pennsylvania State University. He also completed a one-year MBA program from the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M Katz Graduate School of Business, graduating in 1981. He holds a JD degree with honors from Dickinson School of Law achieved by him in the year 1986. 

How was the Career of Rick Santorum?

  • Initially, Santorum began his political career by volunteering for Senator John Heinz, a Republican from Pennsylvania, in the 1970s. 
  • He was an administrative assistant to Republican State Senator Doyle Corman while working on his law degree during the years 1981 to 1984.
  • After his graduation, he was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar and practiced law for four years at the Pittsburgh law firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, a firm known for raising lobbyists and political candidates. 
  • Later, he left his private law practice in 1990, after his election to the House of Representatives.
  • He was elected to the U.S House of Representatives to represent Pennsylvania in the year 1990, at the age of 32. He ended up defeating seven-term Democratic congressman Doug Walgren by a significant margin. 
  • He scored a significant upset in the heavily Democratic district, defeating seven-term Democratic incumbent Doug Walgren by a 51%-49% margin.
  • He was one of 17 House Republicans who sided with most Democrats to support legislation that prohibited employers from permanently replacing striking employees
  • Furthermore, he joined a minority of Republicans to vote against the North American Free Trade Agreement that year and he was involved in exposing members of Congress involved in the House banking scandal as a member of the Gang of Seven. 
  • From the year 1995 to the year 2007, he served in the United States Senate representing Pennsylvania. 
  • He was the Senate's third-ranking Republican from the year 2001 until 2007. 
  • He also became the very first elected to the Senate during the 1994 Republican takeover, narrowly defeating incumbent Democrat Harris Wofford, 49% to 47%. 
  • He was re-elected in the year 2000, defeating U.S Congressman Ron Klink by 52-46% margin. 
  • He lost to Democrat Bob Casey, Jr. in his reelection bid of 2006 by a 59%-41% margin. 
  • He was a co-sponsor of that year's attempt to pass the Workplace Religious Freedom Act (WRFA) in the year 2002. 
  • After a year, he founded the Congressional Working Group on Religious Freedom. 
  • He introduced the National Weather Service Duties Act of 2005, which aimed to prohibit the National Weather Service from releasing weather data to the public without charge where private-sector entities perform the same function commercially.
  • Back then, he became chairman of the Senate Republican Conference in 2000, the party's third-ranking leadership position in the Senate.
  • In his re-election of 2006, he lost to Democrat Bob Casey Jr. by a 59%-41% margin.
  • After his loss in the elections of 2006, he returned to his work as a lawyer and became a contributor to the conservative Fox News Cable Network.
  • In the year 2007, he joined the Board of Directors of Universal Health Services, a hospital management company based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. 
  • He also began writing an Op-Ed column, "The Elephant in the Room", for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • He was mentioned as a candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in the year 2010.
  • In June 2013, he became Chairman and CEO of EchoLight Studios, a Dallas-based Christian movie company.

Rick Santorum, a CNN senior political commentator

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  • In the year 2011, he reemerged as a potential 2012 presidential candidate.
  • During the 2012 race for the Republican nomination, he positioned himself as the "consistent conservative" in opposition to Mitt Romney, who was seen as far too liberal by some Republicans. 
  • He pulled out of the race when he received votes from several states except for Pennsylvania.
  • In the year 2015, he announced his second presidential bid and launched his campaign from a factory, vowing he would fight for the middle class.
  • As the race progressed he found his messages in the campaign to be eclipsed by the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. 
  • He suspended his campaign after the Iowa Caucus in February 2016, in which Cruz and Trump finished 1-2.
  • In January 2017, he became a CNN senior political commentator.
  • Besides a politician, he is also an author who has written four books: "It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good" (2005); "American Patriots: Answering the Call to Freedom" (2012); "Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America That Works" (2014); and "Bella's Gift: How One Little Girl Transformed Our Family and Inspired a Nation" (2015). In addition to his books, a collection of his speeches as a U.S. senator was published and released by Monument Press in 2005 under the title "Rick Santorum: A Senator Speaks Out on Life, Freedom, and Responsibility".
  • He also wrote a foreword to William A. Dembski's 2006 Darwin's Nemesis: Phillip Johnson and the Intelligent Design Movement and a 2006 autobiography.
  • In his 2005 book "It Takes a Family", he advocated a society oriented toward "family values" and centered on monogamous, heterosexual relationships, marriage, and child-raising. He opposes same-sex marriage, saying the American public and their elected officials should decide on these "incredibly important moral issues" rather than the Supreme Court.
  • He expressed opposition to same-sex marriage, said he favors having laws against polygamy, sodomy, and other actions "antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family", and likened homosexuality to bestiality during an interview in 2003. 

Who is Rick Ѕаntоrum married to?

Rick Santorum with his wife, Karen and their kids

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Rick Ѕаntоrum is a married man. He is married to his beautiful wife, Karen Garver. He mеt Karen аnd wаѕ іn аlоng tеrm rеlаtіоnѕhір wіth her whіlе ѕhе wаѕ ѕtudуіng lаw аt thе Unіvеrѕіtу оf Ріttѕburgh. Не wаѕ dоіng іntеrnѕhірѕ fоr Kіrkраtrісk & Lосkhаrt at that time. Іn the year 1990, thе duo married mаrrіеd аnd hаd ѕеvеn-еіght сhіldrеn tоgеthеr, оut оf whісh оnе dіеd. His son, Gabriel, born in 1996, prematurely died at the hospital two hours after birth, and his daughter Isabella, born in 2008, was diagnosed with Edwards Syndrome, a genetic disorder with only a 10% chance of survival past one year old. However, thеу hаvе ѕеvеn lіvіng сhіldrеn. As of today, the married couple is living a happy life without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

What is the Net Worth of Rick Santorum?

Rick Santorum is a fаmоuѕ роlіtісіаn as well as an аttоrnеу whose net worth is estimated to have $6 Million as of 2020 as per sources. His major source of wealth comes from political career whereas his other source of earnings also comes from books career as he has released several books during his career. Не hаѕ еаrnеd thіѕ fоrtunе because of his hаrd wоrk аnd continuous dеdісаtіоn tоwаrdѕ hіѕ work. Additionally, he was thе thіrd-rаnkіng Rерublісаn ѕеnаtоr frоm thе уеаr 2001 tо 2007. By Јаnuаrу 2017, hе bесаmе а ѕеnіоr СNN роlіtісаl соmmеntаtоr. As of August 2017, his net worth has been estimated between $880,000 and $3 million, which is mainly held as five rental properties around Penn State University, two personal homes in Great Falls and Penn Hills, and some IRAs. In the year 1997, he purchased a three-bedroom house in the Pittsburgh suburb of Penn Hills. In the year 2001, he bought a $640,000 house in Leesburg, Virginia, sold it in 2007 for $850,000, and purchased a $2 million home in Great Falls, Virginia. He earned $1.3 million in 2010 and the first half of 2011. Whereas the details regarding his exact salary and career earning are still to get unfold yet. Without a doubt, he is making a huge amount of money from his career and he is satisfied with his earnings. He also endorsed Donald Trump for president after ending his political campaign in 2016. 

How tall is Rick Santorum?

Being at the age of 62, Rick Santorum still looks young and very handsome. He has got a very glowing face and charming smile with dark brown hair color and average body build. He stands tall at the height of 1.93 m and his balanced weight consist of 92 Kg. He maintains his body a lot to keep himself fit and fine by doing frequent exercises and eating healthy foods. His other body measurements such as chest size, waist size, biceps size, dress size, shoe size, and more are still to get revealed yet. 

Did You Know?

  • Rick is a member of the Republican Party who served as a United States senator from Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007 and was the Senate's third-ranking Republican from 2001 to 2007.
  • He was considered to be a popular candidate among conservative voters before ending his campaigns.
  • Since January 2017, he became a CNN senior political commentator.
  • He was born to his parents; Catherine Santorum (mother), an administrative nurse and Aldo Santorum (father), a clinical psychologist and also Irish immigrants.
  • He holds a JD degree with honors from Dickinson School of Law achieved by him in the year 1986.