Alabama Gov. Votes for Santorum, But Stays Clear of Endorsing

By Shushannah Walshe
ABC News

This has to sting. The Rick Santorum campaign touted the news this morning that the Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley had voted for the former Pennsylvania senator in the state’s primary.

But, not so fast. The governor’s office has now put out a statement saying while he did cast his vote for and he believes he is “the most conservative candidate” in the primary, he does not endorse him.

“Governor Bentley has chosen not to publicly endorse a candidate,” the statement from Deputy Press Secretary Leah Garner. “He believes a vote is a personal decision that should be based on a voter’s values and principles, not on someone else’s opinion. The Governor was asked as a voter who he would vote for, and he answered that he had personally chosen to vote for Rick Santorum. The Republican primary features a strong pool of candidates, and Governor Bentley has made it clear he will fully support the Republican nominee chosen by the people.”

This morning, Santorum’s Twitter account touted the news and the campaign quickly put out a statement with a photograph of Santorum and his wife, Karen with the governor announcing the news.

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