Santorum suspends campaign

BY ROSE MCEACHERN

On Tuesday, April 10, in Gettysburg, PA, Senator Rick Santorum announced that he was suspending his campaign.

The Republican Candidate hopeful, Senator Santorum, has been Mitt Romney’s major competition in the candidacy race since the surprising upset during the Iowa primaries. Santorum defeated Romney’s millions in fundraising by traveling around the state in a pick-up truck with a couple of key campaign aides.

“Voters were attracted to Santorum because he passionately articulated the connection between America’s financial greatness and its moral and cultural wholeness,” said Toney Perkins, president of Family Research Council, in an article by the Catholic News Agency.

From CNN, Chariman Reince Prietus of the Republican National Committee, affirmed Santorum saying, “[He] has made a commendable decision. He has decided to put his country, party, and desire to defeat President Obama ahead of any personal ambition.”

According to MSN the decision to exit the race was due in part to their 3-year old—Bella’s ongoing battle against “a rare genetic chromosomal disorder called Trisomy 18.” The little girl had been hospitalized and released earlier that week.

Santorum ended his campaign by “thanking his followers for their support and prayers”, said CAN. He reminded them of his often-repeated argument that “in order to have a strong economy, America needs ‘strong families and a strong moral fiber.”

This is not the end for Santorum, however. In a statement from Santorum Press Secretary, Alice Stewart, she states that “[Santorum] has vowed to do whatever it is that Governor Romney needs to help him defeat Barack Obama in November.”

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