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Politics

Rick Santorum endorses Mitt Romney

In a late-night e-mail to supporters on Monday, Rick Santorum endorsed Mitt Romney, the man he once called “the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.”

Santorum’s endorsement came almost a month after he dropped out of the presidential race and was laden with disclaimers. The former senator from Pennsylvania appeared wary of being labeled a sellout by his conservative base, writing “I felt that it was completely impossible for me to even consider an endorsement until after a meeting to discuss issues critical to those of us who often feel our voices are not heard by the establishment: social conservatives, Tea Party supporters, lower- and middle-income working families.”

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