Rick Santorum's political star has risen this spring, after suffering a landslide loss in a 2006 U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania — and suspending his flagging presidential campaign is best for his long-term future.
That's the assessment from U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, a supporter of presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
Santorum suspended his campaign early Tuesday afternoon. "(It was) a wise move," Simpson said told the Statesman editorial board Tuesday.
The decision came two weeks before the Pennsylvania primary, which had been seen as a last stand for Santorum's presidential bid.