Rick Santorum Ends Presidential Bid; Second Candidate to Leave the Race Today

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is ending his 2016 presidential bid, CNN reportsSantorum, who edged eventual nominee Mitt Romney in the 2012 Iowa caucus, was unable to gain any momentum in this year's campaign. He finished a distant 11th, with just 1%, in the 2016 caucus held earlier this week.

Santorum is the second candidate to exit the race today; Rand Paul announced his departure this morning. Mike Huckabee and Democrat Martin O'Malley have also left the race since Monday.

Nine Republicans remain: Cruz, Trump, Rubio, Carson, Bush, Fiorina, Kasich, Christie & Gilmore. 

 

 

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