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Rick Santorum drops out of White House race, backs Marco Rubio

Rick Santorum described Marco Rubio as a "born leader" and praised his "optimistic" message

By: AP | Washington | Published: February 4, 2016 9:28:49 am
rick santorum, marco rubio, white house, 2016 US elections, iowa caucus, donald trump, ted cruz, US elections, rick santorum campaign Rick Santorum meets supporters at a house party in West Des Moines, Iowa, in this January 31, 2016 photo (REUTERS/Brian C. Frank/Files)

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum said he is ending his bid for the White House and will support Republican candidate Marco Rubio.

Santorum said yesterday on Fox News Channel that he is “suspending our campaign as of this moment.”

He described Rubio as a “born leader” and praised his “optimistic” message.

Santorum entered the race in May as a heavy underdog in a crowded Republican field featuring more than a dozen high-profile candidates, many of them newcomers to presidential politics.

His longshot status kept him off the mainstage in all of the presidential debates, his campaign never gaining enough steam to put him up against heavyweight contenders like billionaire Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

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