Truth Squad: Santorum voted to raise debt limit

Rep. Ron Paul challenged Sen. Rick Santorum's voting record on raising the federal government's debt limit during the Republican debate Saturday night in Manchester, New Hampshire.
The statement: "He's a big government, big spending individual because, you know, he preached to the fact he wanted a balanced budget amendment, but voted to raise the debt five times." -- Ron Paul.
The facts: As a member of the U.S. Senate from 1995-2007, Santorum voted six times for permanent increases in the debt limit, according to the Congressional Research Service, a research arm of the U.S. Congress.
The verdict: True