Rick Santorum Suspends Presidential Campaign

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Santorum's move makes Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who has a commanding delegate lead, the all but certain Republican nominee, although Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul both remain actively in the race.

Gingrich praised Santorum in a statement, but said he has no plans to leave the contest before the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida.

"I am committed to staying in this race all the way to Tampa so that the conservative movement has a real choice."

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus praised Santorum for ending his campaign.

"Today, Senator Santorum has made a commendable decision," Priebus in a statement. "He has decided to put his country, party, and desire to defeat President Obama ahead of any personal ambition. I applaud his decision and congratulate him on the campaign he has run." ABC's Primary Scorecard

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ABC News' Arlette Saenz reported from Gettysburg, Pa.

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