Santorum finds some support among Pennsylvania GOP leaders

    Rick Santorum is picking up some endorsements for his presidential campaign from leaders of the Republican majority in the state Legislature.

    The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania was joined Tuesday at a Harrisburg news conference by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, House Majority Leader Dave Reed and House GOP caucus administrator Brian Ellis. They listed nine other Republican leaders who back Santorum, including House Speaker Mike Turzai.

    The legislators say Santorum’s conservative message resonates with Pennsylvanians and that they’re optimistic that he can win the nomination in a crowded field of more than a dozen Republican candidates.

    Asked whether the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage would hinder his campaign, Santorum says voters are looking for a leader, not someone who agrees with them on every issue.

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