Rick Santorum to Announce 2016 Decision On May 27

Rick Santorum speaks at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference. (Nicholas Kamm, AFP/Getty Images)
Rick Santorum speaks at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference. (Nicholas Kamm, AFP/Getty Images)

Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum said on Fox News tonight that he will announce his decision on whether to make another run for the GOP presidential nomination on May 27.

Santorum, who served in the Senate from 1995 to 2007, surprised many observers with a strong showing in the 2012 Republican primaries, including a very narrow win over eventual nominee Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses.

He would go on to win 11 state contests with a campaign that appealed to social conservative voters.

If he decides to jump in the 2016 race, he’ll face growing competition for support in that critical GOP constituency. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, the winner of the 2008 Iowa caucuses who announced on Tuesday he was running, figure to make a strong push for evangelical support.

Great to join @Greta to discuss a big announcement coming 5/27 in Pittsburgh! http://www.ricksantorum.com

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