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Santorum quits presidential campaign

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MARC LEVY
Associated Press

GETTYSBURG, PA (AP) -- Bowing to the inevitable, Rick Santorum quit the presidential campaign Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination.

Santorum, appearing with his wife and family in his home state of Pennsylvania, told supporters the race for him was over, but the fight to defeat President Barack Obama would go on.

Santorum made no mention of Romney, and stressed that he'd gone farther than anyone expected, competing "against all odds."

The delegate totals told the tale of Santorum's demise. Romney has more than twice as many delegates as Santorum and is on pace to reach the number needed to clinch the nomination - 1,144 - by early June. Still in the race, but not considered a factor: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

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Santorum

What a shame! I think he was the best man in the race. Ron Paul and he were the only ones with any conviction whatsoever.

HAHA

Made me laugh, hard.

What

What part of this story made you laugh? You have a strange since of humor if anything in this story made you laugh!

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The title.