Rick Santorum's presidential bid has
won the endorsement of CatholicVote.org.
Santorum finished a close second behind
Mitt Romney in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses. The former Pennsylvania
senator, who often discusses his Catholic faith, surged in the Iowa
polls based largely on his appeal to Evangelical voters, a crucial
voting block in Iowa.
The Chicago, Illinois-based Catholic
Vote is considered one of the country's largest politically active
“Pennsylvania Rick Santorum
represents our best hope to rally the nation behind a unified moral
and economic vision that Americans are clamoring for in a president,”
Catholic Vote President Brian Burch said in a statement.
“Catholic voters are looking for a
candidate who can successfully combine the principles of the dignity
of life and the dignity of work. Senator Santorum understands better
than any other candidate that profound link between the moral,
cultural and economic principles foundational to the success of
America. We are convinced that Rick Santorum is the candidate best
equipped to win not only the political argument, but also the hearts
of American voters as he did in Iowa on Tuesday.”
Burch also suggested that the group
liked Santorum's opposition to gay marriage.
“With the Supreme Court poised to
rule on immigration law, Obamacare, and potentially so-called
same-sex marriage this summer, judges and our courts will dominate
the debate this fall. On this score, there is no debate over which
candidate has led, and can best be trusted to lead the fight over the
role of our judiciary and the nomination of qualified judges to the
courts that will respect our Constitution.”
Santorum compares gay marriage to polygamy when challenged by