(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Santorum for president? No, not that one.
Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s eldest son John is taking up the family business and running for president of the Citadel, where he is a student.
According to a “Santorum for Class of 2016 President” Facebook page, the veracity of which was confirmed with a Rick Santorum aide, the younger Santorum is indeed running. His slogan? “Help Me Finish What My Dad Couldn’t.” The page shows the freshman at the Charleston, S.C. military academy standing next to his father with the tongue-in-cheek slogan as well as a photo of Santorum shooting an assault rifle with the words “I love America & I Love Guns” written across the image. He also touts his “A+” rating from the NRA.
The platform seems a lot like his father’s, and John Santorum’s graduation will be the same year his father is back in the election year spotlight if he decides to make a second run for the presidency. John Santorum was a constant presence on the campaign trail with his father, along with his sister Elizabeth. They both took time off of college to help their father’s campaign, stumping alongside him all over the early states, especially the first caucus state of Iowa.
During the 2012 Republican primary, Santorum held a campaign event at the Citadel, choosing the academy as the spot he greeted supporters after coming in third in the South Carolina Republican primary after Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney.
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