Former Pa. senator Santorum predicts Republican gains this fall

    Former Republican U.S. Senator Rick Santorum predicts Pat Toomey will beat Joe Sestak in this year’s Senate race in Pennsylvania.

    Former Republican U.S. Senator Rick Santorum predicts Pat Toomey will beat Joe Sestak in this year’s Senate race in Pennsylvania.

    He thinks Sestak’s strong support of Obama’s policies will be his downfall.

    Santorum is thinking about a presidential run, and has recently visited early primary states like New Hampshire, South Carolina and Iowa.

    Santorum says President Obama’s agenda – especially the recent health care overhaul – has the potential to “destroy freedom,” and that the recent health care law will “dumb down and flatten” the United States.

    Santorum says Democratic Senate nominee Joe Sestak is too close to White House policies to win in the fall.

    “He’s not only for health care,” says Santorum, “he’s for more of what Obama wants to do. He’s not only for cap and trade he’s for a tougher cap and trade. He is what Pennsylvania has never elected – an unabashed, enthusiastic, wild-eyed Howard Dean.”

    Santorum is calling for a repeal of the health care law.

    He weighed in on other issues during a speech at the Pennsylvania Press Club, saying Mr. Obama is doing “worse than nothing” to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, and that same-sex marriage would “devastate” children and go against “natural law.”

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