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Santorum quits, Romney set for GOP nomination


 

Rick Santorum suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination on Tuesday, effectively paving the way for Mitt Romney to claim his spot on the ballots for the presidential election in the United States later this year.

Santorum held a news conference Tuesday afternoon to say he took the decision with his family over the weekend, and while he did not exactly explain why he was quitting the nomination race, he also did not offer his endorsement behind any of the remaining candidates.

Santorum, who was widely seen as the last candidate capable of challenging Romney, quit just weeks before a tough primary in his home state of Pennsylvania. Although Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are still officially racing against Romney, it’s unlikely that either of the two will be able to gather enough delegates to win the Republican ticket to run against U.S. President Barack Obama.


 
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