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Rick Santorum Suspends Campaign for President

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott issued the following statement following today’s announcement that Rick Santorum will suspend his presidential campaign.

"There is no question that Rick Santorum ran a hard fought campaign. I commend his passion and his willingness to put the best interest of our party and nation first."

"Mitt Romney will be our party's nominee and it is critical that all Republicans coalesce behind Governor Romney and focus on electing him as President so he can put the policies in place to create jobs, turn our economy around and get federal spending under control."

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GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - April 10, 2012 -

Rick Santorum is suspending his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, clearing a path for Mitt Romney to become the nominee.

A Republican close to the campaign says the former Pennsylvania senator was to make the announcement Tuesday in his home state of Pennsylvania, two weeks before the GOP presidential primary there. Santorum faced a tough fight in his home state against Romney.


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