Rick Santorum To Kick Off Presidential Bid In Pennsylvania

05.27.11 | Sarah Harnisch

 Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum will be kicking off his presidential bid in the Keystone state.  Santorum is planning to kick off his presidential campaign next month in the western Pennsylvania coal fields where his grandfather once worked. The Republican plans to start his White House campaign on June 6, Santorum announced Thursday on his Facebook page. He will then head to Iowa and New Hampshire. He has also hired veterans of past presidential runs. Santorum lost a re-election bid in 2006. In the last 5 years, he's spent time working at a think tank and speaking to conservative groups. His campaign for president kicks off in 10 days.