Desperate to stop Mitt Romney's growing momentum towards the Republican presidential nomination, social conservatives groups are lining themselves behind Rick Santorum.


Family Research Council President Tony Perkins announced Saturday afternoon the decision to support the former Pennsylvania Senator after several rounds of voting.

"There emerged a strong consensus around Rick Santorum as the preferred candidate of this room," Perkins said, according to Slate. "Clear, clear majority."

Over 150 social conservative leaders and activists gathered in Brenham, Texas for the meeting.