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Santorum Comes Close to Winning Iowa Caucuses

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won the Iowa Caucuses by 8 votes over Rick Santorum.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania finished second in the Iowa Caucuses on Tuesday.

Mitt Romney claimed victory by a mere eight votes over Rick Santorum in the closest GOP race in the storied history of the Iowa caucuses,

Next Tuesday, New Hampshire voters have their say in GOP nominations, followed by South Carolina and Florida.

Santorum has homes in Pennsylvania and Virginia. He has claimed residency in both states this year. For more on his residency issues, see

According to the Iowa City Patch, Santorum was  from Bob Vander Plaats and Chuck Hurley of The Family Leader, a prominent evangelical group in Iowa. He had a slow start but gained traction in the final week of the campaign. 

For more on the Iowa Caucuses, see Iowa City Patch and West Des Moines Patch.

Steve Eldridge January 04, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Regarding Santorum's support from the Tea Party faithful. From the TeaParty Insider "A particular point of contention is whether Tea Party leaders should register as lobbyists, a profession despised by the rank and file. Correct or not, lobbyists are commonly perceived as buying legislators’ votes through large campaign contributions, expensive dinners and lavish trips. In return, narrowly-written bills directly catering to the lobbyist’s client are introduced. Fighting that "institutionalized corruption" is a major Tea Party endeavor." So how does this square with Rick Santorum's involvement with the K-Street Project? Read http://thebottom99percent.com/rick-santorum-facts-the-tea-party-should-know/

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