Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum Comes to WWU
|2/2/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
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Rick Santorum, known for his "confrontational, partisan, 'in your face' style of politics," will campaign at William Woods University tomorrow (Feb. 3).
"I'm out front on a lot of issues that matter to people of faith," says Santorum.
The Republican presidential candidate will speak at 1 p.m. in Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Lucas Watson, a senior biology major from Louisiana, Mo., will introduce Santorum. Watson is the president of President's Twenty, a collegiate honorary service society whose members serve as official ambassadors of William Woods University.
William Woods University has hosted numerous politicians and candidates, regardless of their viewpoints and party affiliations, but does not endorse any candidate.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's commencement speech at William Woods University. At the time, he was president of the Screen Actors Guild, but went on to serve for eight years as the president of the United States.
Hillary Clinton also spoke on WWU's campus in 1992, campaigning for her husband, Bill, a month before he was elected president. Mrs. Clinton later served as a senator and ran for president in 2008. She is now secretary of state.
Santorum was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990 and served in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2007. He has also served as the Senate Republican Conference Chairman.
A native Pennsylvanian, he earned his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh in 1981, and followed up with a law degree from the Dickinson School of Law. He began his law career at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart and has practiced law intermittently throughout his political career.