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Which Republican spouse could be our next first lady — or gentleman?

Karen Santorum (Photo source: Twitter)

Karen Santorum (Photo source: Twitter)

Karen Garver Santorum

Karen Santorum attended law school at the University of Pittsburgh while working as a neonatal nurse, according to She met Rick Santorum while he was working at the law office at which she was an intern, Daily Mail reported. The two married in 1990 and have seven children. Amid her husband’s second and current bid for the GOP presidential ticket, Karen has been caught in some controversy. She and Rick are devout Catholics and completely against abortion, even in cases of rape. So, it was surprising when a 2012 interview surfaced in which an abortion doctor claimed to have had a six-year affair with Karen, allegedly beginning when she was 22 and he was 63. The doctor died two years ago, and the Santorums have yet to discuss the claims.

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