First Word: General election time

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By Anthony Reyes

The 2012 political landscape shifted dramatically today as Mitt Romney’s main opponent, Rick Santorum, dropped out of the presidential race, further solidifying his position as the Republican Party’s nominee. President Barack Obama and his campaign are wasting no time delving into the general election, hitting the road and airwaves with their message. Here are the stories driving this historic day in politics.

First Word: General election time

Updated