Report: Rick Santorum to Leave Presidential Race

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum / AP

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum / AP

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Rick Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania and Republican candidate for president, will reportedly end his presidential campaign Wednesday night.

CNN first reported the development on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.

Santorum’s announcement will come two days after the Republican caucus in Iowa, during which he received 1 percent of the vote. Santorum, who won the Iowa caucus during the 2012 Republican primary, was polling at under 1 percent nationally.

Two other Republican presidential candidates, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), have also ended their presidential campaigns in the days since the Iowa caucus.

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Morgan Chalfant is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Morgan worked as a staff writer at Red Alert Politics. She also served as the year-long Collegiate Network fellow on the editorial page at USA TODAY from 2013-14. Morgan graduated from Boston College in 2013 with a B.A. in English and Mathematics. Her Twitter handle is @mchalfant16.

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