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Gary Bauer Will Endorse Rick Santorum

6:41 PM, Jan 7, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Former Republican presidential candidate Gary Bauer will endorse Rick Santorum on Sunday at an event in South Carolina. Bauer, a former Reagan administration official, says in a statement that "Senator Santorum best personifies the Reagan-inspired conservatism that unites the GOP."

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Bauer continues: 

“More importantly, the main ‘pillars’ of Senator Santorum's governing philosophy --smaller, Constitutionally based government, lower taxes, a strong and confident American role in the world to keep our nation safe, a commitment to defending America's families and defending the sanctity of life -- is exactly the blueprint to put America back on the right track.

“The 2012 election will be the most important election of this generation.   It will likely determine the kind of country our children and grandchildren inherit. America can continue down the road of Obama deficits, big government, higher taxes and slow growth or we can chose Rick Santorum's vision of a strong, growing, confident America – the ‘shining city on a hill’ that Ronald Reagan constantly called us to be.  

“I am confident Rick Santorum will end the Obama era and I am proud and excited to endorse Rick Santorum to be the 2012 Republican Presidential nominee.”

Bauer is a board member of the Emergency Committee for Israel and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families.

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