Meet the GOP Presidential Candidates' Spouses

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Karen Santorum

Karen Santorum, a former nurse and non-practicing attorney, has been married to Rick Santorum since 1980. The couple has seven children, the youngest of whom was born in 2008 with Trisomy, a rare and often fatal genetic disease. Karen, 53, who frequently campaigns for her husband, is the author of the children’s book Everyday Graces: A Child’s Book of Good Manners and Letters to Gabriel, written for a son who died two hours after birth.

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