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Santorum hopes for tea party backing in 2012 race

SOMERSET, PA (CNN) - Rick Santorum says he's ready to lead and do what's necessary for the next generation.

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On Monday, the former Pennsylvania Senator became the latest republican to declare his candidacy for president.

Santorum blamed President Barack Obama for working to undermine Americans' freedom and the economy.

Santorum is hoping to get the support of the tea party.

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