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Santorum Seeks Gingrich Exit

Rick Santorum met with conservative leaders on Thursday to ask them to pressure Newt Gingrich to drop out of the race, sources said. While it’s likely Mitt Romney will capture the GOP nomination, Santorum has lost several states by small margins—in amounts that are similar to the number of votes Gingrich has received. With Romney surging in Santorum’s home state of Pennsylvania, Santorum is reportedly seeking to work out a deal with Gingrich before then. “The leaders told us they wanted to stop Romney, defeat Barack Obama, and unite conservatives behind Rick,” said one Santorum aide.

April 5, 2012 2:10 PM