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Stemberger says he'll back Santorum

16

January

Orlando-based conservative activist John Stemberger says he's joining the Santorum team.

Stemberger, who originally backed Rick Perry, attended the meeting of evangelical leaders over the weekend in Texas that resulted in a vote to back Santorum as the Romney alternative. Stemberger said he was the only Floridian at the meeting.

“Senator Santorum has been a champion for the timeless values of life, marriage, family and religious liberty. His personal life and character is a genuine reflection of the principles he stands for in every way," Stemberger said in a statement. "He is the only candidate in this race who has consistently argued during debates for the primacy of the family unit as the basis for social order and a sound economy. As an economic conservative, Rick Santorum can also unite the tea party, evangelicals and pro-life Catholics to form a winning coalition. I am proud to give my full support to Rick Santorum for President of the United States.”

[Last modified: Monday, January 16, 2012 1:49pm]

    

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