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Santorum aims to be GOP race’s ‘true conservative’

January 11, 2012 • National News


Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is surrounded by campaign staff and security as he is heckled by Occupy demonstrators while leaving a campaign rally Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Dealt a disappointing loss, Republican Rick Santorum pledged “we are going to go on to South Carolina,” where he hoped to establish himself as the conservative alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney.

Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator who came within eight votes of winning Iowa’s leadoff caucuses last week, arrived in New Hampshire with only a shell of campaign and was out-organized by his rivals. He didn’t spend money on television advertising and never quite made up for effectively ignoring the state for the last month.

“We knew it would be tough,” he told supporters even as his Login to read more

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