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Top Santorum adviser says attacks against Romney won't be an issue

During Santorum's campaign, the former Pennsylvania senator directed most of his political attacks in the Republican presidential field at Mitt Romney. Santorum repeatedly argued that Romney was "uniquely disqualified" to face President Obama in the general election.


President Obama's reelection campaign will likely use those comments against Romney, if he wins the Republican presidential nomination and uses Santorum on the campaign trail. Advisers to Santorum and Mitt Romney's campaign are reportedly in discussions over a possible endorsement or even Santorum hitting the trail to campaign for Romney.

Brabender's comments came a day after Santorum formally dropped out of the race. He said Santorum was in discussions over the weekend about whether he should drop out. Brabender stressed that Santorum's decision to drop out was not due to external pressure.

"We probably got as much pressure saying, 'Please do not get out,' " Brabender said.