Santorum visits Steubenville; Talks global warming, family values

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None - STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – About 500 people showed up Monday at a local diner in Steubenville, Ohio, to support former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum as he gave a policy speech.

Santorum said President Barack Obama is pushing a radical environmental agenda that unwisely limits energy production and turns its back on science.

Santorum told voters in Steubenville Monday that science is on the side of those who want to aggressively produce more oil and natural gas in America. He said the notion of global warming is not climate science, but "political science."

Santorum said Obama and his allies want to frighten people about new oil-exploration technologies so they can get their dollars and turn them over to politicians to win elections "so they can control your lives."

Santorum also talked to his supporters about family values.

"We not only have to revitalize this economy and understand what is at stake there, but revitalize the basic institutions of our country, which is church and family," Santorum said.

Ohio's GOP primary is March 6.

 Christiana Achehbe was one of the many supporters of Santorum in the crowd.

 “He is representing what I believe in my family values,” Achehbe said. “The family values are really rooted.”

 Angela Arbogast said she supports Santorum because of his pro-life stance.

 “We'd love to see someone who represent our values, someone with pro-life values and sanctity of life issues that mean so much to us,” Arbogast said. “That’s what we want to see in the White House."              

 Santorum also planned several campaign appearances later Monday in Michigan. Voters there go to the polls on Feb. 28.