Santorum suspends presidential campaign

According to ABC News, Rick Santorum announced in his home state of Pennsylvania that he will suspend his presidential campaign today.

The announcement comes a day after Rick Santorum’s three-year-old daughter, Bella, was released from the hospital. Bella suffers from Trisomy 18— a rare and often fatal disorder.

In his announcement, Santorum sited Bella as a reason he joined the presidential race–to look out for Americans like her who he said are “left behind.” However, in balancing his desire to be a good father and a positive influence on the country, Santorum chose the former.

Santorum told a crown in Gettysburg, Pa, “While this presidential campaign is over for me, we are going to continue fighting for those voices.”

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About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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