Rick Santorum Launches 2012 Run June 6
He will formally declare from Pennsylvania: Politico
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2011 12:53 PM CDT
Former Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Event in March.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – He's been heading toward a presidential run for two years now, and Rick Santorum will make it official next month, reports Politico. The conservative former senator is set announce his 2012 candidacy from his home state of Pennsylvania on June 6. Then he heads for Iowa, where Mike Huckabee's decision to sit this election out should help him, and later New Hampshire. Santorum made headlines earlier this month for making the not-so-wise political assertion that John McCain doesn't understand torture.