Nick Squires: Republican radical with a dirty secret -- communism in his blood
Published 13/01/2012 | 05:00
His hardline views on abortion and divorce have made him a favourite of Republican conservatives, helping him come within a whisker of winning the Iowa caucus.
But Rick Santorum has a skeleton in the family cupboard -- he comes from a long line of communists and socialists.
The presidential hopeful's relations, who come from the picturesque town of Riva del Garda, on the shores of Lake Garda in Italy, have been left aghast by some of his views on same-sex marriage, welfare and immigration.