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  • Foster Friess, the billionaire who  backed Mr. Santorum's dark-horse run in 2012, said Friday that he will back Mr. Santorum in the 2016 election.

    Foster Friess: Rick Santorum 'needs to be heard' in 2016 →

  • "He absolutely would be my guy," Mr. Friess said at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. "He may be ... a long shot like he was last time, but if you think about it his voice needs to be heard because our culture precedes our politics. If we don't change our culture, the politics is going to migrate more and more to statism."

    Foster Friess: Rick Santorum 'needs to be heard' in 2016 →

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