Sarah Maria Santorum, Famous for 2006 Crying Photo, Hits Campaign Trail

Jan 20, 2012 1:54pm

Rick Santorum’s daughter, Sarah Maria, joined her father today on the campaign trail in South Carolina. Recall that Sarah Maria is the same daughter who became famous in 2006 for an election night photo showing her crying and clutching her doll after her father  lost his Senate seat. She was eight years old.

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Here’s Sarah Maria, who is now 14, today:

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And here’s Sarah Maria with her father and the rest of her family on a hayride in Candia, N.H., in November:

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Sarah Maria’s godfather is John Brabender, longtime adviser, consultant and friend of the Santorums. He jokingly told ABC News on the night of the Iowa caucuses that the other kids always teased him because they thought he included Sarah Maria more in campaign ads more than he did them.

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