Santorum Endorses Romney in Email

May 8, 2012 Updated: May 9, 2012

Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum formally endorsed Mitt Romney for president in a late-night email.

“The primary campaign certainly made it clear that Gov. Romney and I have some differences. But there are many significant areas in which we agree,” he said.

Santorum, a former Republican senator from Pennsylvania, said that Romney’s former rivals would line up to back him in his election bid.

“We both agree that President Obama must be defeated. The task will not be easy. It will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious,” Santorum wrote in the email.

“Gov. Romney will be that nominee and he has my endorsement and support to win this the most critical election of our lifetime,” he added.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who ended his campaign last Wednesday, offered a muted endorsement for Romney during a press conference.

Santorum did not elaborate on whether he would help campaign for Romney or be his vice president.

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