Former 2012 Presidential Candidate, Sen. Rick Santorum, To Address The Economic Club Of Southwestern Michigan Sept. 18

Limited Number of New Memberships Now Available to the Public

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Rick Santorum, former 2012 presidential candidate and senator from Pennsylvania (R-1995-2007), will be the first guest speaker for The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan 2012-2013 Speaker Series. He will address the member-only club on Sept. 18 at the Mendel Center for the Arts and Technology, Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor, Mich.

rick santorum enlargeRick Santorum was the Republican dark horse when he entered the 2012 presidential race. But his victory in the Iowa caucuses thrust him into the national limelight. He went on to garner victories in 10 more states before withdrawing from the race in April 2012.

Known as a conservative alternative to Mitt Romney, Santorum was lauded by his supporters for his values, advocacy for smaller government and desire to beef up national security and return the country to its founding principles. His years serving as senator on the House Ways and Means, Senate Finance and Armed Services Committees allowed him to influence the historic Welfare Reform Act, combat global HIV/AIDS, strengthen Social Security, lower the tax burden on working families, reduce American dependency on foreign oil and champion the institution of marriage. He is currently writing a book on the "Gathering Storm of the 21st Century," the war against a radical Islamic fascist enemy and its growing alliances.

Santorum's pre-election visit will provide timely insights into the people and policies that will shape not only the economic landscape for the U.S. in the next four years, but for this region as well.

The Economic Club meetings are open to members only. Last year's members are encouraged to renew now. A limited number of new memberships are also available to the public. New members may join at www.TheEconClub.com or by calling 269-982-6010. All membership applications are due by Sept. 17.

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