The Race for the Republican Presidential Nomination just became easier as Rick Santorum has pulled out of the race this evening.
Santorum who was trailing Mitt Romney in the Delegate race for the nomination phoned Romney before making the announcement.
“We made a decision over the weekend, that while this presidential race for us is over, for me, and we will suspend our campaign today, we are not done fighting,”
After the announcement Mitt Romney issued a statement
“Senator Santorum is an able and worthy competitor, and I congratulate him on the campaign he ran,” Mr. Romney said. “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.”
The road to the convention in Tampa now looks clear for Mr Romney for the nomination setting it for a clear race between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the Autumn.
- Out of deference for Santorum’s ailing daughter, Romney to pull negative ads in Pennsylvania (gaypatriot.net)
- Rick Santorum to drop out of the presidential race (washingtonpost.com)
- Santorum Suspends Presidential Campaign (The Caucus)