Santorum Suspends Presidential Campaign

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Bowing to the inevitable, Rick Santorum quit the presidential campaign Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination.
Santorum, appearing with his wife and family in his home state of Pennsylvania, told supporters the race for him was over, but the fight to defeat President Barack Obama would go on.
Santorum made no mention of Romney, and stressed that he'd gone farther than anyone expected, competing "against all odds."
The delegate totals told the tale of Santorum's demise. Romney has more than twice as many delegates as Santorum and is on pace to reach the number needed to clinch the nomination - 1,144 - by early June. Still in the race, but not considered a factor: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul.
Shortly after the announcement, Romney congratulated Santorum on his campaign, calling him an `able and worthy competitor'

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  • by free Location: Mason on Apr 10, 2012 at 06:03 PM
    Lets see, drops out before the election in his home state of Pennsylvania, cause he knew he was gonna lose it. Just another conservative narcissist protecting his ego.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 10, 2012 at 05:39 PM
    Great candidates adn they did it with class. Who is this obama fellow. Hopefully he does not lose his president seat like the last fellow from IL. He served four years but could not sit upright in the theater.
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