FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2012
CONTACT: Anath Hartmann or Elizabeth Ray (703-683-5004)
Former Pennsylvania Senator wins in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri; has signed NOM's Marriage Pledge
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Brian Brown, the president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), today congratulated former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum on his extraordinary victories in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri. Santorum has long been an ally of the National Organization for Marriage, writing many fundraising letters on the group's behalf over the years.
“NOM congratulates Rick Santorum for his extraordinary victories on Tuesday – winning a clean sweep in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri,” said Brown. "This is the first time that more than one state voted on the same day and Santorum , who has signed NOM’s Marriage Pledge, won them all, firmly establishing himself as a major factor in the presidential race.”
With his previous victory in Iowa, Santorum has now won four state contests, more than any other candidate. Santorum, Romney and Newt Gingrich have signed the NOM Marriage Pledge. Only Ron Paul, who has said that civil marriage should be abolished all together, has refused. Paul is the only candidate who has failed to win a single primary or caucus. Newt Gingrich won in South Carolina and Mitt Romney won in New Hampshire, Florida and Nevada. NOM has actively opposed Paul’s candidacy and maintains the website www.wrongonmarriage.com to inform voters about his radical views.
“Preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman is an important issue in the GOP presidential race, and we will continue to let voters know where the candidates stand on marriage,” Brown said.
To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, please contact Elizabeth Ray (x130), [email protected], or Anath Hartmann, [email protected], at 703-683-5004.