Rick Santorum Suspends GOP Presidential Campaign [VIDEO]

Rick Santorum is suspending his campaign in the GOP presidential race. Santorum’s campaign launched on June 6, 2011; it lasted 309 days. Santorum won a total of 11 states during his run for the Republican nomination including Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Colorado, Tennessee, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Kansas, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

FOX News Radio’s Jared Halpern reports:

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Today was supposed to be the re-launch of Rick Santorum’s Republican campaign scheduled to rally in his home state of Pennsylvania.

Instead, the former Senator is suspending his efforts…

(Santorum) “Over and over again we were told, ‘Forget it, you can’t win.’ We were winning. We were winning in a very different way.”

Santorum surrounded by his family at the Gettysburg Hotel.

Pennsylvania’s primary is two weeks from today, a contest most considered a must-win for Santorum who trails front-runner mitt romney by more than 400 delegates.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.

FOX’s Carl Cameron reviews Rick Santorum’s campaign:

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Mitt Romney released the following statement regarding Rick Santorum’s announcement:

“Senator Santorum is an able and worthy competitor, and I congratulate him on the campaign he ran. He has proven himself to be an important voice in our party and in the nation.  We both recognize that what is most important is putting the failures of the last three years behind us and setting America back on the path to prosperity.”

WATCH Santorum’s full announcement HERE:




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