2012 United States Presidential Candidate Senator Rick Santorum Autograph Hand Signed 8x10 Photo with signature done in silver sharpie
Richard John "Rick" Santorum has served as a United States Senator representing Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007, and is now a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination. Santorum was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district in 1990, becoming a member of a group dubbed the "Gang of Seven". Santorum was elected as a United States Senator for Pennsylvania in 1994 and served there until 2007.
In the years following his departure from the Senate, Santorum worked as a consultant, private practice lawyer, and news contributor. In June 2011, Santorum announced that he would run for the 2012 Republican president nomination. Despite running in the bottom tier of candidates for several months, he won the caucuses in Iowa, Minnesota, Colorado and the Missouri primary, and quickly rose to the top of national polls.