GOP Field Shrinks: Rick Santorum Follows Rand Paul Out Of Presidential Race

  • by: Alan Duke
GOP Field Shrinks: Rick Santorum Follows Rand Paul Out Of Presidential Race

Rick Santorum will become the latest Republican candidate to end his presidential campaign after disappointing results in the Iowa caucuses, according to CNN. The network quotes two Republican sources saying Santorum will make the announcement Wednesday evening.

Santorum, who won Iowa four years ago and was the GOP runner-up to Mitt Romney in 2012, finished 11th with barely 1% of the votes in 2016.

Rand Paul, who finished 5th in Iowa, suspended his presidential campaign earlier Wednesday. The Republican field, which once boasted 17 contenders, has just 9 active candidates left.


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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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