Rick Santorum Announces Bid for Presidency (Video)

“I’m ready to do this again,” former Pennsylvania senator tells George Stephanopoulos

Last Updated: May 27, 2015 @ 1:57 PM

Rick Santorum has thrown his hat into the ring for the 2016 presidential election.

The former Pennsylvania senator, who ran for the GOP nomination in 2012 but lost out to Mitt Romney, told ABC News‘ George Stephanopoulos that he’s “ready” to try again.

“I’m ready to do this again,” Santorum said.

Santorum, 57, will officially announce his bid at an event Wednesday in Cabot, Pa., near his childhood home.

“It’s an exciting opportunity,” he told Stephanopoulos. “To come back home, to be at a manufacturing facility, to really reconnect to what I grew up with and understood to be an America that worked, that worked for middle-income families, that created stable neighborhoods and strong families — when you see all these reports coming out, one after another, from the far left and the far right talking about how the middle of America is hollowing out and the jobs just aren’t there for the 74 percent of Americans who don’t have a college degree, families are breaking down.”

“Obviously, we learned something from the last campaign,” Santorum said. “Number one, we’re gonna have more money.”

Watch Santorum make his announcement in the video.

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