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Rick Santorum and his Pennsylvania Political Career

The link here contains a compilation of information dealing with former Pennsylvania U.S.Senator Rick Santorum's political career in response to requests for background information;the information includes data from F&M polls, columns written by Terry Madonna and Michael Young, an account of Santorum's victory over Harris Wofford in 1994, and aspects of his defeat in 2006 by Bob Casey, http://tinyurl.com/6nwmb8m.

In his four years in the House and 12 years in the Senate, Santorum cast thousands of votes. Yes, he voted to raise the debt ceiling, to hike his own pay, and he supported billions in spending, and certainly some of it for Pennsylvania projects. Below are 25 votes he cast that provide a sense of his positions on a wide variety of subjects--obviously it's not meant to be comprehensive. Source: The Almanac of American Politics.

Santorum votes

1) NAFTA-No
2) Brady Handgun Purchase-No
3) Cut Missile Funds-No
4) Balanced Budget Amendment-Yes
5) Pass Line Item Veto-Yes
6) Reduce Medicare Growth-Yes
7) Increase Minimum Wage-Yes
8) Welfare Reform-Yes
9) Gay Employment Rights-No
10)Cuban Embargo-Yes
11)Remove Clinton for Perjury-Yes
12)Remove Clinton for Obstruction-Yes
13)Approve Bush Tax Cuts-Yes
14)Campaign Finance Reform-No
15)Permit ANWAR Development-Yes
16)Bar Gays in Boy Scouts-Yes
17)Force in Iraq-Yes
18)Prescription Drug Benefit-Yes
19)Gun Show Background Check-No
20)NATO War Serbia-No
21)Nuclear Test Ban Treaty-No
22)Support Roe v. Wade- No
23)Ban Partial Birth Abortion-Yes
24)Assault Weapons Ban-No
25)Bar Same Sex Marriage-Yes