Campaign 2012
12:58 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Santorum Supporters Still Hopeful

Supporters of former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum say they weren’t surprised by his near tie for fourth place with Newt Gingrich in New Hampshire’s presidential primary.

Rick Santorum told supporters that he knew New Hampshire would be tough to win.

He focused most of his campaign in Iowa and didn’t spend a lot of money in New Hampshire.

While supporters were disappointed in his finish, Dan Tamburello, state co-chair for Santorum’s campaign, says it wasn’t unexpected.

“it’s not bad, its good enough and good enough means you go on and you’re competitive in South Carolina, and I think we remain extremely competitive in South Carolina.”

Supporters said they liked Santorum’s social conservative message as well as his focus on reviving America’s manufacturing sector.

New Hampshire doesn’t have the number of socially conservative voters that propelled him in Iowa.

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