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Santorum ‘headed back’ to Iowa and ‘open’ to 2016 run

By David Edwards
Sunday, August 4, 2013 11:01 EDT
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Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that he will be traveling to Iowa this week and is “open” to run for president in 2016.

During a Sunday panel discussion on NBC about a foreign policy debate within the Republican Party, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said he suspected that Santorum agreed with Gov. Chris Christie (R) and was more of a hawkish interventionist than Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).

“Chris Christie’s closer to me,” Santorum interrupted.

“Exactly!” Scarborough laughed. “You’re already prepping for 2016. I love it!”

NBC host David Gregory pointed out that Santorum was headed back to Iowa this week after winning the 2012 Republican presidential caucuses.

“Are you laying the groundwork now for 2016?” Gregory wondered.

“I’m open to looking at a presidential race in 2016,” Santorum smiled. “But got a little ways, got elections in 2014 to focus on first.”

Watch this video from NBC’s Meet the Press, broadcast August 4, 2013.

 
David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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