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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

A Pennsylvania pro-family activist doesn't think it would be a good idea for former Senator Rick Santorum to run for president again in 2016.

It has become increasingly apparent the former Pennsylvania lawmaker is poised to take another shot at the presidency. Following his speech at the recently concluded Conservative Political Action Conference, Patriot Voices – his political action committee – put out a release with glowing assessments from major news operations. He finished tied for fifth place in the CPAC presidential preference straw poll with seven percent.

Diane Gramley, president of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania, counsels Santorum not to run.

Gramley, Diane (AFA of Pennsylvania)"He has some conservative followers, but I don't think he's got enough to make an impact when it comes to running for president," she tells OneNewsNow. "I think if he wants to have a real track record of seeing conservatives have a chance at the White House, he just needs to stay out of the race."

When Santorum ran in 2012, some political pundits questioned whether he could win the presidency in light of his huge re-election defeat in 2006 to current Senator Bob Casey, a Democrat.

"When [Santorum] was a senator, he was becoming more liberal in some of his views and some of his votes even before his loss to Casey there at the end," Gramley recalls. "So I don't believe Rick Santorum should run for president."

The family advocate believes a Santorum run would only hurt any true conservative running in 2016.

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