VIDEO: Santorum suspends GOP presidential campaign

In this April 3, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum gets a hug from his wife Karen in Cranberry, Pa. Santorum is suspending his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, clearing a path for Mitt Romney to become the nominee.
In this April 3, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum gets a hug from his wife Karen in Cranberry, Pa. Santorum is suspending his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, clearing a path for Mitt Romney to become the nominee. Jae C. Hong/AP file photo

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Rick Santorum is suspending his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, clearing a path for Mitt Romney to become the nominee.

A Republican close to the campaign says the former Pennsylvania senator was to make the announcement Tuesday in his home state of Pennsylvania, two weeks before the GOP presidential primary there. Santorum faced a tough fight in his home state against Romney.

In this April 3, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks to supporters at an election night party in Cranberry Township, Pa. Santorum is suspending his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, clearing a path for Mitt Romney to become the nominee.
In this April 3, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks to supporters at an election night party in Cranberry Township, Pa. Santorum is suspending his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, clearing a path for Mitt Romney to become the nominee. Gene J. Puskar/AP file photo
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