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Rick Santorum Says He's Considering Run for President in 2012

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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has told supporters he is contemplating a run for president.

In a letter Friday to America's Foundation, his political action committee, Santorum wrote, "I am considering putting my name in for the 2012 presidential race," CNN first reported.

The conservative Republican wrote he is "concerned about the direction Barack Obama is taking our country."

"I'm convinced that conservatives need a candidate who will not only stand up for our views, but who can articulate a conservative vision for our country's future," Santorum wrote. "And right now, I just don't see anyone stepping up to the plate."

Once the third-ranking leader in the Senate, Santorum lost his seat to Democrat Robert Casey in 2006. He has maintained a high profile in the media with regular appearances on the Fox News Channel and writing an opinion column in The Philadelphia Inquirer twice a month.

Read the full letter here.

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