Idaho politics: Simpson calls Santorum's suspension 'a wise move'

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.

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Let Me Guess ?????

Simpson's a mormon?

No need

to guess.


Not that I think less of him because he smokes. I just wonder how much he really believes in his religion.

"Boehner holds court in a sometimes hazy corner of the lobby that has come to be known as Smoker’s Alley—an area frequented by insiders, reporters, and fellow smokers such as Republicans Tom Latham of Iowa and Mike Simpson of Idaho."