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During Austin Stop, Santorum Keeps White House Bid On The Table

Updated: Thursday, January 9 2014, 11:00 AM CST

During a stop in Austin Thursday morning, former presidential candidate Rick Santorum declared another run for the White House is still on the table.

Santorum opened up the second day of the Texas Public Policy Foundation's annual Policy Orientation conference with a speech in downtown Austin. The conservative think tank's three-day symposium features dozens of speakers and panelists and focuses on issues expected to play a defining role in state and national politics in the new year.

Santorum pulled no punches against President Obama in his remarks Thursday morning, calling the Affordable Care Act "un-American." He also criticized the Republican Party for ignoring the country's growing income gap.

After his speech, Santorum told KEYE TV's Alex Boyer that he has not ruled out another presidential campaign. The socially conservative former senator from Pennsylvania claimed a surprising victory in the Iowa caucuses in 2011 and used that momentum to carry several other states before finally conceding the contest to the eventual nominee Mitt Romney.

Santorum is not the only Republican on the shortlist of possible 2016 candidates in Austin this week. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is scheduled to address the TPPF crowd Thursday afternoon and Sen. Ted Cruz will bring his fiery oratory skills to the stage to keynote the conference's breakfast on Friday morning. For more details about TPPF's Policy Orientation, click here.

During Austin Stop, Santorum Keeps White House Bid On The Table


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