Rick Santorum's file

Santorum

Republican from Pennsylvania

Rick Santorum is running for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. He is a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania and was a Republican presidential candidate in 2012.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True6 (%)(6)
  • Mostly True7 (%)(7)
  • Half True13 (%)(13)
  • Mostly False12 (%)(12)
  • False16 (%)(16)
  • Pants on Fire5 (%)(5)

Recent statements involving Rick Santorum

Recent stories featuring Rick Santorum

Fact-checking claims on climate change

President Barack Obama traveled to Alaska this week to highlight the impact of climate change. We look at a few claims about Obama's hypocrisy on the issue and by Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, a noted climate skeptic. 

Rick Santorum on the Truth-O-Meter

Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Penn., is joining the ever-growing field of 2016 Republican presidential contenders. So we’re looking back at his Truth-O-Meter record so far.

 

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Rush Limbaugh, Cokie Roberts, Fox News 'banned' in Canada: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Rush Limbaugh says "not a single" Repubican senator voted to confirm U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, while Cokie Roberts edges ever closer to getting a Twitter account, all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Celebrating business and hard work on opening night in Tampa

On the first night of the Republican National Convention, GOP speakers proclaim the value of hard work and criticize the country's direction under President Barack Obama.

A fresh untruth about tuition for undocumented students

We've posted our review of a fresh claim that a Republican legislator gave in-state tuition to illegal immigrants.

Our look at this claim -- which caught fire -- reminded us we'd previously explored misconceptions about the Texas tuition law.