"I am excited to endorse John Fleming for U.S. Senate. John has spent his life committed to public service and helping his community."

That was former Republican presidential candidate and winner of the 2012 Louisiana Republican primary Rick Santorum breaking the news of his endorsement of Fleming on the Moon Griffon Show. This seat that will be vacated by David Vitter this fall.

"As a naval doctor, John served our nation proudly," says Santorum. "As a small businessman, John was a successful job creator. And as a congressman, John has fought for taxpayers and our constitution every step of the way. I have no doubt that John will bring strong conservative, Louisiana values to the Senate and I am proud to support his candidacy."

During the interview, Fleming called into the show to express his appreciation for Santorum's support.

"I am honored to receive Senator Santorum's endorsement. Rick Santorum has been the leading voice in fighting for the unborn, the protection of our 2nd Amendment rights, and hardworking families for 25 years. Senator Santorum understands Louisiana values and the people of Louisiana gave him a resounding victory in 2012. I am looking forward to working with Senator Santorum in the weeks and months to come as we continue to grow our campaign and take our hopeful, conservative message across Louisiana."

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