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After Santorum Suspends Campaign, Romney Admits He’s Had a ‘Good Day’

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WILMINGTON, Del.) -- Mitt Romney addressed his one-time chief GOP rival Sen. Rick Santorum’s decision to drop out of the presidential race, enthusiastically declaring, “This has been a good day for me!”

“Sen. Santorum has decided not to proceed with his campaign,” said Romney, who spoke on the floor of RC Fabricators, a construction manufacturer. “I had a chance to speak with him this morning. We exchanged our thoughts about going forward and we both had a great deal of interest in seeing the country taken in a very different path. He has made an important contribution to the political process, has brought forward issues he cares very deeply about and has been able to gather a great deal of public support and interest in those issues and in himself.”

“He will continue to have a major role in the Republican Party and I look forward to his work in helping assure victories for Republicans across the country in November,” said Romney.

Romney’s remarks came just hours after Santorum announced he was suspending his campaign, telling reporters in Pennsylvania, “We made the decision to get into this race at our kitchen table, against all the odds, and we made a decision over the weekend, that, while this presidential race is over for me, and we will suspend our campaign effective today...we are not done fighting.”

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