Santorum endorses Abbott for Texas governor

Santorum endorses Abbott for Texas governor

Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum ran for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.(Photo: Seth Wenig, AP)

Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum and his PAC are getting behind Republican Greg Abbott’s bid for Texas governor.

“Greg Abbott has been a fearless defender of our Constitution, fighting against Obamacare and the intense government overreach of the Obama administration. He has also been a champion fighter in Texas to protect the unborn,” said Santorum.

Abbott, currently Texas’ attorney general, and Democrat Wendy Davis are the leading candidates to replace retiring Gov. Rick Perry. Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, shot to fame last year with her marathon filibuster against a bill imposing restrictions on abortion.

Santorum has long been a favorite of social conservatives for his staunch opposition to abortion rights.

While Santorum is perhaps best known from his 2012 presidential campaign and his days as a U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, he made sure to note his Texas ties in the news release from his Patriot Voices PAC.

“As CEO of a Texas-based company,” Santorum said, he’s looking forward to hitting the campaign trail in the Lone Star state with Abbott. That’s a reference…Continued here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/onpolitics/2014/01/08/santorum-abbott-texas-governor/4374883/

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