GOP candidate Rick Santorum drops out of Presidential race

Says he wants to focus on his family

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 9:41pm

GETTYSBURG, Pa (WGMB) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has decided to will suspend his campaign for the nomination.

The announcement, expected shortly at an event in Gettysburg, Pa., follows a recent hospitalization for his 3 year old daughter who suffers from the chromosomal defect, Trisomy 18.

A senior source in the Mitt Romney camp confirms that the front-runner received a call from Santorum today.
Santorum’s decision to suspend his campaign will effectively stifle the opposition to Romney from within the GOP.  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul remain active candidates, though neither of them have a plausible path to winning the 1,144 delegates needed to secure the nomination.

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