GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Rick Santorum announced Tuesday afternoon that he is ending his campaign for the presidency, effectively closing out the GOP primary season and cementing Mitt Romney’s status as his party’s presumptive nominee.

The decision to shutter his campaign comes days after Santorum’s youngest daughter, Bella, was hospitalized with a chronic and serious medical condition. Santorum’s team said last night that Bella had been released from the hospital and Santorum was set to resume his campaign schedule.


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But in Gettysburg today, Santorum said his family had conferred over the weekend and concluded it was time to bring his White House bid to a close.

“This was a time for prayer and thought, this past weekend, just like it was, frankly, when we decided to get into this race. Karen and I and the kids sat at the kitchen table and talked about our hopes and fears and concerns,” Santorum said.

Declaring that his run had enabled “conservatives to have a voice” in the nominating process, Santorum cast his campaign as the longest of long-shot enterprises.

Read More at Politico By Alexander Burns, Politico


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