Santorum Suspends GOP Presidential Campaign

By: AP
By: AP
Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum has announced that he is suspending his campaign.

Rick Santorum (AP)

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- 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.

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  • by Pat on Apr 10, 2012 at 07:03 PM
    It's about delegates GO RON PAUL!!!!
  • by not a republican Location: c.springs on Apr 10, 2012 at 06:59 PM
    Yaaawn - is it over yet. Santorum purely rode the "not Romney tide" after what's her face, the pizza guy, old newt etc - he just caught the last wave - to bad so sad
  • by cocerned citizen Location: colo spgs,co on Apr 10, 2012 at 05:18 PM
    i hate polotics.these republican nominees are the worst batch politicians i have ever seen. my opinion.
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      by LedHed on Apr 11, 2012 at 08:40 AM in reply to cocerned citizen
      Must've hated spelling in school too. And yes, we know the post above is your opinion, no need to state that it is.
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        by Lorelei on Apr 12, 2012 at 10:43 AM in reply to LedHed
        LedHed, you crack me up ,man! my
  • by anon Location: cs on Apr 10, 2012 at 04:41 PM
    It's about time! Of all the GOP candidates, he was without a doubt the worst one!
  • by Anon on Apr 10, 2012 at 03:01 PM
    Another rich republican bites the dust.
  • by Icked out Location: Cspgs on Apr 10, 2012 at 02:46 PM
    Whew! That took wat too long.
    • reply
      by cocerned citizen on Apr 10, 2012 at 05:20 PM in reply to Icked out
      mitt is the worst.
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