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Santorum to deliver foreign policy address at Jelly Belly headquarters

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) will deliver an address on foreign policy Thursday afternoon at the headquarters of Jelly Belly Candy Company in Fairfield, Calif.

Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The choice of venue is an homage to Ronald Reagan, whose fondness for the candies was well known. Reagan, who famously kept a jar of the candies on his desk in the Oval Office, regularly received Jelly Belly shipments during his tenure as California governor and even sent the first jelly beans into space on the 1983 Challenger shuttle.

According to Santorum spokesman Matt Beynon, the 7 p.m. Eastern address will focus on “a Reaganesque foreign policy.”

The address comes as Santorum’s rival, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, holds an event of his own with a former president. Romney will formally receive the endorsement of George H.W. Bush at an event Thursday evening in Houston.

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