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Apr 4, 2012 20 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

(NewsCore) - Rick Santorum has vowed to continue the fight against Mitt Romney, but a note from his team Wednesday announced that he will do so after taking a four-day break from the GOP presidential campaign trail.

“The Santorum for President campaign will be taking a brief break from the campaign trail so that the team has an opportunity to return to their homes and spend time with family and friends,” said a statement on Santorum’s website.

“The Santorum family wishes everyone a safe and blessed holiday weekend.”

The candidate was expected to hit the trail again Monday.

While Santorum aides insist that the former Pennsylvania senator will use the time to plan his attack strategy ahead of the Pennsylvania primary on April 24, the news was certain to raise doubts about his continued viability in the race.

Santorum has faced calls from many in his party to quit the race and allow Republicans to coalesce behind Romney, who holds a virtually unassailable lead in the delegate count after Tuesday night’s victories in Wisconsin, the District of Columbia and Maryland.