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Former Pennsylvania senator and 2016 Republican candidate Rick Santorum, officially ended his bid for the party's nomination on Monday and has wholeheartedly put his support behind Russian president Vladimir Putin.

February 4th, 2016
Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA- Former Pennsylvania senator and 2016 Republican candidate Rick Santorum, officially ended his bid for the party’s nomination on Monday and has wholeheartedly put his support behind Russian president Vladimir Putin.

In a statement released by campaign officials, Santorum states: “I’m super duper proud of all the hard work and what was accomplished by the staff and all the volunteers as well. I think we put forth a strong campaign, but it’s clear that the nomination will go elsewhere so I officially withdraw from the 2016 presidential race. From here forward, I will be focusing my energy on aiding my good friend and mentor Vladimir Putin in his attempt for the presidency.”

The statement came as a shock to many who were caught unaware that Putin was even in the running. While the Russian president has not formally announced his bid for the American presidency, analysts predict that it is only days away. If he succeeds, he will be one of the few people in recent world history to be president of two countries simultaneously. Monday’s announcement drew excitement and suspicion from all sides of the bitterly divided GOP.

“I think it’s about time,” explained Henry McElroy, 8th generation Iowa farmer. “I think Putin has a lot of strong ideas that not everybody is going to like, but that’s what we need right now, a strong leader who can make things happen quickly. Now that Santorum is out, Vladimir Putin is the next logical choice for me.” McElroy’s opinion echoes that of a growing number of conservatives, finds a recent study funded by Rosneft, Russia’s state-controlled oil company.

While some are thrilled that Putin might be in the 2016 race, others are skeptical that the career politician will be able to identify with working and middle class Americans. Clearly, not everyone is on board with Putin just yet and a small number even question the legality of a Putin presidency. Even so, strategists agree that if Putin does announce he is running, he will draw many people away from Donald Trump who many conservatives feel is too soft.

In addition to appearing weak and “girl-like”, many feel that that Trump’s mere 8 billion dollars isn’t enough to hold the nation’s top office. In comparison to Trump, Vladimir Putin has almost 10 times the amount of money leading many to ask if Trump has what it takes to be president. It is unclear if Putin will choose Santorum for his running mate or how and why the unlikely pair have apparently joined forces. It is believed that they were perhaps buddies in high school or something like that.

While it still remains to be seen if a Putin candidacy can heal the severely fractured Republican party, some say that it will reinvigorate the movement and bring out young conservative voters who traditionally stay home on voting day. Others contend that it has the potential to backfire. In either case, the 2016 election has the potential to make history.

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