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(Washington, DC) – After Senator Rick Santorum’s announcement today that he is suspending his presidential campaign, Log Cabin Republicans look forward to the election this November, where the GOP can reach out and win with a stronger, more inclusive position.

“After a long and drawn out primary season, Republicans are looking forward to changing the focus toward President Obama and Democrats in Congress,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. “The departure of Rick Santorum’s divisive social politics from the race puts moderate, independent and younger conservative voters in play. The time is now for the Republican Party to capitalize by presenting an inclusive, united front focused on economic growth, exploration of natural resources and defending national interests abroad.”

Under the organization’s national bylaws, Log Cabin Republicans does not endorse during the presidential primary process. A decision regarding any formal endorsement will be made before the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL, where Log Cabin Republicans will have a presence.


Log Cabin Republicans is the only Republican organization dedicated to representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and their allies. The more than 30-year old organization has state and local chapters nationwide, a full-time office in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee and state political action committees.