Rick Santorum drops from the presidential race, endorsing fellow GOP member

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The Iowa caucuses marked the beginning of the end for a few Republican candidates. After Kentucky Senator Rand Paul announced his retirement from the presidential race, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum also ended his presidential bid this Wednesday, according to CNN Politics.

Still, the presidential adventure will continue for him, as according to the same source, Mr. Santorum will endorse Marco Rubio, one of the candidates who still has chances of winning the Republican nomination.

Marco Rubio is the candidate he believes in

Rick Santorum made the announcement on Fox News’ “On the Record”, claiming that the decision to support Marco Rubio was taken on Tuesday, after a discussion which lasted “more than an hour”.

Mr. Santorum also declared that he decided, alongside his family, that the best way to achieve his campaign’s goals was to retire. “We decided that I think we could be better advocates for that in supporting someone who shared those values and is in a better position to do well in this race,” he said.

As for his endorsement for Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum said that he was planning to support a candidate who wants to help struggling Americans and places importance on traditional family units. Besides this, Mr. Rubio’s views on how to take down ISIS were also a decisive factor.

“We decided that we wanted to find a candidate that really espoused the values that we believed in, someone who really focused their campaign on trying to help … those who are struggling on the margins,” Santorum said.

Mr. Rubio praised Rick Santorum as well

As for Marco Rubio, he claimed earlier this Wednesday that he hadn’t spoken to Rick Santorum, but nevertheless, he admitted to CNN’s Dana Bash that the former senator is “fantastic”.

We’re looking forward to seeing how this endorsement will help Mr. Rubio in the race for winning the GOP nomination.