Rick Santorum: GOP needs to represent workers, not just business


Rick Santorum (Reuters/Jonathan Bachman )

Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum urged the Republican Party to prioritize its commitment to everyday people over the interests of corporate America, hitting on a populist theme he has been highlighting over the past year.

"We need to be the party of the worker, not just the party of business," said Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania who ran for president in 2012 and might rung again in 2016.

Santorum made his remarks in a speech the at a Faith and Freedom Coalition gathering in Washington. He told the social conservative activists in attendance, "We need to have an agenda that speaks across the economic" spectrum.

"We are in a crisis point as a movement," Santorum declared.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.

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