LA Times | Rick Santorum in No Hurry to Endorse the Mittens

Rick Santorum pointedly declined Monday night to endorse presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, instead pointing out that he has not backed a candidate in the race and urging his supporters to vote their conscience.

“As far as how you vote, that’s up to you,” Santorum told thousands of supporters during a conference call. “I haven’t supported any candidate at this point, so that’s really up to you.”
Part thank-you to supporters and part fundraising plea, the call took place nearly a week after Santorum dropped his bid, and eight days before his home state of Pennsylvania holds it primary.

In interviews shortly after he dropped his bid, Santorum said the decision was prompted by a lack of money, but on Monday he said the it was a combination of lack of money, the delegate math and the health of his youngest child, Bella. She suffers from a typically fatal chromosomal disorder and was hospitalized the weekend before Santorum left the race.

 

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