Singer Pat Boone Endorses Santorum

Monday, 06 Feb 2012 09:36 AM

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Singer, author, and conservative activist Pat Boone has endorsed former Sen. Rick Santorum, whom Boone described as holding the same ideals as President Ronald Reagan.

"I am excited to endorse Rick Santorum for president,” Boone said. “I've known Rick for many years, and Rick has been a consistent defender of conservatism and the values our great nation was founded upon. I began supporting my friend, Ronald Reagan, in the 1960s and I was a Reagan delegate at the 1976 convention because I saw in him a strong leader who would defend traditional America. I see many of those same qualities in Rick Santorum. He's experienced, honest, and deeply principled.

“Rick will make a brave and capable commander in chief, and I look forward to working with his campaign to retire Barack Obama this fall," Boone said.

In response, Santorum said: "I am proud to receive Pat's endorsement today. Pat has been a stalwart advocate for conservatism dating back to his days campaigning for Ronald Reagan in California. I always enjoyed working with Pat during my time in the Senate and look forward to working with him moving forward as we look to restore core American principles to the Oval Office this November."

Boone, who was actively involved in Ronald Reagan's 1966 and 1970 campaigns for governor, as well as his 1976 run for the presidency, was awarded the lifetime achievement award at the 2011 CPAC conference.


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