Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum suspended his campaign on Tuesday. Santorum was behind Mitt Romney in delegates (659 to 275), but the the former Pennsylvania senator had recently vowed to fight on. He was hoping to gain some momentum during the April 24 primaries, one of which takes place in Pennsylvania, but recent polls showed him losing support there.


 


 

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum suspended his campaign on Tuesday. Santorum was behind Mitt Romney in delegates (659 to 275), but the the former Pennsylvania senator had recently vowed to fight on. He was hoping to gain some momentum during the April 24 primaries, one of which takes place in Pennsylvania, but recent polls showed him losing support there.


Also evidently playing into Santorum's decision was the fact that his 3-year-old daughter Isabella was hospitalized this past weekend. Isabella was born with Trisomy 18, a serious health condition.


Romney is now a virtual lock for the Republican nomination. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are still officially in the race, but neither have as many delegates as Santorum.