BREAKING: Rick Santorum Suspends Campaign
Facing mounting pressure and the prospect of an embarrassing loss in his home state of Pennsylvania next week, Rick Santorum suspended his campaign for the presidency today.
“We made a decision over the weekend that this presidential race is over for me,” he said at a press conference in Pennsylvania moments ago. “We will suspend our campaign effective today.”
Mitt Romney will now almost certainly go on to win the nomination, though that outcome was projected by most observers after his recent victories gave him an insurmountable delegate lead. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and former Speaker Newt Gingrich are still in the race, with Gingrich vowing again to stay in until he GOP convention, though they have little chance of winning any upcoming races.
Santorum did not endorse Romney or any other candidate, though there are reports that Romney and Santorum spoke on the phone.