FAS '13 Speaker Rick Santorum Enters Presidential Race

Former US Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum speaks at Johns Hopkins for FAS '13 series.

Former US Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum speaks at Johns Hopkins for FAS '13 series.

Former US Senator and FAS '13 speaker Rick Santorum announced Wednesday that he would seek the Republican Party's nomination for President in 2016. 

In 2012, Santorum was the runner-up to nominee Mitt Romney, but today polls around 1%. Many pundits say this is due to the wide Republican field, which is expected to have over a dozen candidates. 

Former Governor Martin O'Malley, who was an FAS '14 speaker, is expected to announce his candidacy for the Democratic ticket this weekend.

Read more in the New York Times.