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Santorum embraces Ryan budget plan

While Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty have said nice things about the House GOP budget plan -- but still slightly distance themselves from it -- Rick Santorum is embracing it fully. His statement today:

"At a time when our country faces debilitating debt and spiraling deficits, the U.S. Senate chose political maneuvering over voting for real progress in supporting the FY 2012 budget. Chairman Ryan's budget presented some of the most thoughtful and realistic solutions for getting our country's fiscal house back in order, and yet Democrats and even some in my Party chose to close the door on fiscal sanity. I hope conservatives will not be discouraged by last night's vote and continue to propose solutions that will reform our entitlement programs so that we can really achieve a fiscally responsible federal government."

Last week, Jon Huntsman said he backed the House budget plan, without any qualifications.