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Reports: Rick Santorum Dropping Out of GOP Race

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Sources say that former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum is abandoning his bid for the Republican Presidential nomination. 

The  New York Times cites two Santorum advisors, who say Santorum will make the announcement in his home state of Pensylvania.

Santorum was recipient of the last and longest surge in support against presumptive frontrunner Mitt Romney, a tide that at points in the Republican primary had raised Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and Texas Governor Rick Perry, before they dropped out or saw their support erode. 

Santorum had begun to set his sights on Texas' GOP primary, making inroads with the state's conservative Evangelicals and making fundraising appearances in cities including Austin. But now, as the Times writes, "Mr. Santorum’s decision will all-but clear the way for Mr. Romney to claim the nomination."

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