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Santorum: 'Wish I hadn't' endorsed Specter in 1996

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GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Sunday morning that his support for former Sen. Arlen Specter's 1996 presidential run "wasn't one of my prouder moments I look back on," and said he now wishes he never offered his support.

Santorum spoke on ABC's "This Week" after a clip was played in which Specter said he wanted to get the abortion debate "out of politics." Santorum could be seen in the background, applauding.

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"I was his colleague in the United States Senate, he asked me to stand with him," Santorum said. "That certainly wasn't one of my prouder moments I look back on.

"But, you know, you work together as a team for the state of Pennsylvania, and I felt that… Sen. Specter stood up and supported me when I was running in 1994, and I did likewise.

"I certainly knew that Arlen Specter was going nowhere, I certainly disagreed with a lot of things that he said, and it was something I look back on and wish I hadn't have done."

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