Santorum NH
2:07 am
Wed January 4, 2012

Iowa Results Fuel Santorum NH Camp

New Hampshire supporters of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum are celebrating this morning.  They are working to capitalize on Santorum’s tie for first place in Iowa.

Less than four weeks ago, the former Pennsylvania Senator was stuck in single digits in the Iowa polls.  That’s about where he stands today in New Hampshire and his backers are hoping for a similar surge in next week’s primary.

State campaign co-chair, Bill Cahill, says Santorum aims to consolidate the social conservative vote in the Granite State.

“Our guy is going to be campaigning full time for the next week throughout the state of New Hampshire with a very ambitious schedule – a huge media contingent in tow.”

Cahill speaks of closing the gap with frontrunner Mitt Romney, not necessarily taking first place.

Winning the support of evangelical voters is key to Santorum’s strategy but New Hampshire has relatively fewer such voters compared to Iowa.

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