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From: Gary L. Bauer  (More info about Gary Bauer and Rick Santorum shown below)
Campaign for Working Families

SPECIAL MESSAGE

As you know, American Values, my non-profit public policy organization, cannot endorse candidates for public office. However, I also run a political action committee, Campaign for Working Families (CWF). I am sending you this special message from CWF so I can inform you about a major announcement I made this weekend. — Gary

After careful consideration and prayer, I decided to publicly endorse Senator Rick Santorum yesterday in Greenville, South Carolina.

My intention had been to avoid an endorsement this cycle. But in recent days it has become obvious that conservative voters are deeply divided about who should carry the banner for our values into the 2012 election. I have been receiving an increasing number of questions from our grassroots supporters around the country seeking guidance on which candidate they should support. I feel it is imperative that I take the lead now.

More info about Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum below.

As you know, I believe virtually all of these candidates are men who would be fantastic presidents. My endorsement of Rick Santorum is in no way meant to be critical of the others. But I believe Santorum can best articulate the Reagan conservatism that has defined my political life and holds the best hope for the future our children and grandchildren will inherit. Rick Santorum is unambiguously pro-life and pro-family.

The election of our next president in 2012 will be the most important election of my generation. Campaign for Working Families will continue to build a war chest to ensure our values prevail in November. I believe the candidate best able to do that is Rick Santorum. But let me assure you that we will deploy our resources for whoever is selected as the nominee.

Thank you for all you do to empower my work in Washington, D.C.

Source: Campaign for Working Families: http://www.cwfpac.com/eodarchive

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More Info about Gary Bauer – He is an American politician notable for his ties to several evangelical Christian groups and campaigns.

Biography

Bauer received a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky and a law degree from Georgetown University. He served as Ronald Reagan‘s Undersecretary of Education from 1982 to 1987, and as an advisor on domestic policy from 1987 to 1988.[1] While serving under Reagan, he was named Chairman of President Reagan’s Special Working Group on the Family. His report, “The Family: Preserving America’s Future,” was presented to the President in December 1986.[2]

Bauer served as the president of the Family Research Council from 1988-1999.[3] He resigned from this position to run for the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States. He dropped out of the race after the primaries in February 2000. In 1996, he founded the Campaign for Working Families (CWF), a Political Action Committee dedicated to electing “pro-family, pro-life and pro-free enterprise” candidates to federal and state offices.[4] In addition to serving as the chairman of CWF, Bauer is also the president of American Values, a non-profit organization “committed to defending life, traditional marriage, and equipping our children with” conservative values.[5] He also serves on the Executive Board of Christians United for Israel, a lobby group headed by John Hagee.[6] Gary Bauer was one of the signers of the Statement of Principles of Project for the New American Century (PNAC) on June 3, 1997. He also serves on the board of the recently formed, right-wing Emergency Committee for Israel.

Political positions

Bauer describes himself as pro-life. He is in support of repealing laws that allow abortion. He advocates for the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade as the first step in the pro-life cause.[7] He wants to cut funding for Planned Parenthood and do away with any U.S. aid for organizations that provide or advise abortions. Bauer also says that he would counsel raped family members against abortion.[8] He points to the Constitution and the Christian view of human life as reasons for not supporting euthanasia, stating that, “all people have immeasurable value because they have been created in the image and likeness of God.” He is a supporter of the death penalty for death row inmates.[9] Bauer opposes cloning and embryonic stem cell research, but supports adult stem cell research. He supports a Constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, and prefers abstinence programs to comprehensive sex education programs. Bauer wants to remove from the tax code all economic disincentives to marry.[9]

On foreign policy issues, Bauer supports strong ties with Israel, would not trade with China until the country improves its human rights record, and supports full funding for the Iraq War. Bauer believes that America should advance and protect freedom worldwide and “bring the message of freedom to the Arab world”.[8]

Bauer supports enforcing all laws against illegal immigration and that all immigrants should learn English and U.S. traditions.[8]
On economic issues, Bauer supports income tax cuts and decreased regulation of small businesses. He has stated that corporations should serve the U.S. as well as their shareholders, and has occasionally been critical of the World Trade Organization.

Source: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Bauer 

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Additional information about Sen. Rick Santorum from Wikipedia, plus links to other web sites:

Richard John “Rick” Santorum (born May 10, 1958) is an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Republican Party, he represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the U.S. House of Representatives (1991-1995) and the U.S. Senate(1995-2007). While a senator, Santorum was chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, making him the third-ranking Senate Republican from 2001 to 2007.

Santorum is considered both a social and fiscal conservative.[2] He is well-known for his socially conservative positions,[3] his role in enacting welfare reform in 1996,[4] and his views on U.S. foreign policy regarding Iran.[5]

Since losing his 2006 re-election bid, Santorum has worked as an attorney, served as a Senior Fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and been has a contributor to Fox News Channel.

Santorum is a candidate for the Republican nomination for president of the United States in the 2012 election. He formed a presidential exploratory committee on April 13, 2011, and formally announced his candidacy on June 6, 2011. After running in the bottom tier of candidates for months, Santorum gained significant momentum in the weeks before the Iowa caucuses, scoring a second-place finish, just eight votes behind the first-place candidate, Mitt Romney.  For more information, go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Santorum and https://transaxt.com/Donate/PTWALC/RickSantorumforPresident and http://www.ricksantorum.com/index.php

 

 

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