Rick Santorum Drops out of Presidential Race

Rick Santorum is set to announce in Pennsylvania this afternoon that he is suspending his bid for GOP Presidential nominee.

 

His decision comes after a slew of primary losses made it harder for him to catch Romney in the delegate count and it follows a meeting the former Pennsylvania senator had with conservative leaders last week to discuss his path forward.

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) remain in the race but they, too, are unlikely to catch Romney in the race for delegates. It takes 1,144 to clinch the GOP nomination. The former Massachusetts governor has 661 delegates, according to a count by the Associated Press. Santorum has 285, Gingrich has 136 and Paul has 51.

Watch his announcement live below:

 

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