Iowa Results Do Not Spill Over Into New Hampshire Success For Rick Santorum

By: Jared Edgerton, Contributing Writer

Last week the headlines were all about Pennsylvania native son, former Senator Rick Santorum after he finished second in the Iowa caucus by eight votes. Tonight, the headlines turned back to front runner Governor Mitt Romney when he made history by becoming the first non-incumbent Republican presidential candidate to win Iowa and New Hampshire.

Senator Santorum could not capture the same magic he had one week ago, finishing in fifth place and gathering only 10 percent of the vote in New Hampshire.

Despite the low finish, Senator Santorum hailed the results, saying:

“We came up here just about ten days ago, the polls were having us at about 1 or 2 percent. After Iowa the the most recent poll was 3 percent. And depending on your math we have ten times, five times, or three times where we started. And that is what we wanted to do–we wanted to respect the process.”

It was difficult for Senator Santorum to capitalize on his surprise Iowa finish in New Hampshire because his bare bones campaign lacked the necessary funds to build infrastructure outside of Iowa.

Senator Santorum will head to South Carolina this week. He hopes that his message will resonate with the more conservative electorate.

January 10th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential, Top Stories | No Comments