Rick Santorum to compete in RPOF’s ‘Presidency 5’ straw poll

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Kenric Ward:

Rick Santorum has joined the list of GOP presidential hopefuls who have committed to participate in Florida’s Presidency 5 straw poll on Sept. 24.

Republican Party of Florida spokesman Brian Hughes confirmed that the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania will compete in the poll that concludes the three-day P5 event in Orlando. The social conservative has lagged in single digits in the national polls.

Previously confirmed straw-poll participants are Ron Paul, Herman Cain and Jon Huntsman, who has headquartered his campaign in Orlando.

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