BREAKING: Santorum to suspend campaign
April 10th, 2012
02:04 PM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Santorum to suspend campaign

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will announce he will suspend his campaign on Tuesday at an event in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, a senior adviser to the campaign told CNN.

Santorum spoke to GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney prior to his expected announcement, according to a Republican source.

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An additional source told CNN that Santorum, his wife, and campaign manager held a conference call with staff Tuesday, advising them not to grow discouraged.

"We are going to stay involved and stay active in the next couple of months," Santorum said, according to the source.

Another source said family and political reasons are major factors for Santorum's decision, adding that the candidate will lay out explicit reasons in the press conference.

The announcement comes after the former Pennsylvania senator took a four-day break from the campaign to spend time with his hospitalized three-year-old daughter, who suffers from a serious chromosomal condition that interferes with development.

His daughter, Bella, was released from the hospital late Monday night.

Santorum launched his presidential bid on June 6.

– CNN Political Reporters Peter Hamby and Shannon Travis contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • Pennsylvania • Rick Santorum
soundoff (208 Responses)
  1. gerardNam e

    Its inevitable that he wasn't going to get nomination anyway,might as well get out of way.

    April 10, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  2. The REAL Truth.. (not the imposter)

    @ireuel – Some here are just rude, mean, brainwashed lemmings believing in nothing but a political party that has spend this country into a unpredictable future.
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    You must be new here. Welcome. Hang around a little and get to see exactly how some of those right wing believers think that going back to the way is was under Bushes and Reagan is a good thing.

    April 10, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  3. getoverit

    You're all a bunch of geniuses...

    April 10, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  4. NameFrank Deery

    He is a fine man, with a lot on his plate. I hope his daughter gets well soon.

    April 10, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  5. Fair is Fair

    "All joking aside, I wish you well in whatever you do. Take care of Bella and let her know you will always love her. That is the most important job that we dads must do for our children."
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    And we Moms too. Hear, Hear!

    April 10, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  6. Lesa

    Ok, the ONLY shot Romney has is if he pairs with Paul, Obama will have this hands down, i'm Independent....and listening.....not a fan of either side, but i'll just make my decision in Nov.

    April 10, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
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  8. USA

    Go MITTENS : )

    April 10, 2012 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
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