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Santorum Talks 2016, Minimum Wage Increase

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As he considers another run for the White House, Rick Santorum is reaching out to working-class voters, bucking the GOP on the minimum wage and touting his new book in hopes of rebranding the Republican Party.

In an interview with CNN’s Candy Crowley that aired Sunday on “State of the Union,” the former senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 Republican presidential candidate was candid on the possibility of launching another White House bid in 2016.

Santorum wouldn’t throw his support behind a specific Republican on a list of possible 2016 White House contenders but admitted that he wrote his new book “Blue-Collar Conservatives” in part because he’s considering launching another campaign.

“I’m looking for candidates who connect with average voters,” he said. “Someone who has a heart and an understanding of those difficult times those voters are going through, and whether it’s Rick Santorum or somebody else – it’s someone who has that appeal and connection.

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