Santorum suspends GOP presidential campaign

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

FILE - In this April 3, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks in Cranberry, Pa. Rick Santorum boasts that deep conservative values make him a stronger challenger against President Barack Obama this fall than likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- 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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