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  1. Rick Santorum

    Santorum Announces Presidential Run

    He’s got certain trends behind him. The GOP has a history of picking the runner-up from the last election cycle as their presidential nominee — John McCain and Mitt Romney are both examples — but 2012’s number two Rick Santorum hasn’t gotten much buzz as a potential future president this time around. Nevertheless, he announced his candidacy at a rally in his home state of Pennsylvania today, entering an already bursting field of Republican candidates. Santorum may be relying on name recognition and a strong social conservative streak to make him stand out. 

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