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Apparently former Senator Rick Santorum is trolling the waters to see if the time is right to throw his hat in the ring to run for the GOP nomination for president in 2012. He appeared in Des Moines, Iowa meeting with members of the state’s contingent of American Principles Project.

Santorum was once a Senator from Pennsylvania but lost his seat in the Obama sweep of Congress in 2008.

One of the subject Santorum discussed was right to work laws. Apparently, he’s against a national law for such. According to the Caffeinated Thoughts blog, Santorum said that he felt that this was a state issue, not a national one.

On Right to Work – He doesn’t support a national right to work law. He thinks states can handle that. He said he would take on the unions, but he is focusing on federal marriage amendment. He noted was the only conservative senator elected in a heavy union state. That he was focused on the life issue, No one in the Republican Party in Pennsylvania has taken on the life issue.” He said not only was his votes in the Senate prolife and pro-marriage, he said he led on those issues. He felt that in order to represent his constituents well he needed to be neutral on labor. If he were President if Congress sent him a National Right to Work bill to sign he would sign it. It isn’t the private trade unions are the problem, it is the public employee unions as they are funded by taxpayers — He said those unions are “an anathema.” He said he was willing to take on that issue.

See more of Santorum’s appearance at the Caffeinated Thoughts blog.

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