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Santorum Channeling Pat Buchanan Faces a Changed New Hampshire

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Rick Santorum, working to channel the populist success of Patrick Buchanan in New Hampshire, may be unable to recreate the coalition he needs to finish strong in the state’s Jan. 10 Republican presidential primary. Buchanan scored an upset win in New Hampshire (GSPSNH)’s 1996 primary by consolidating a group of working-class voters stressed over threats to manufacturing jobs and a smaller bloc of anti-abortion Catholics.

Romney’s the Target, but His GOP Opponents Keep Attacking One Another in N.H.

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All of the Republican presidential candidates not named Mitt Romney have been trying desperately to make the case that they can beat President Obama this fall, hoping to blunt Romney’s electability argument that he is the only one in the race who can do that. But on Thursday, in town hall meetings and other campaign stops across New Hampshire, where Romney leads by double-digit margins in most polls, the “not-Romneys” kept getting distracted by the urge to turn on one another.

Will Compromise Hurt or Help Santorum in Campaign?

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During his time in Congress, Rick Santorum worked within the system, not against it. How Santorum fares could answer a key question about what kind of conservative Republicans are looking for. Naftali Bendavid has details on Campaign Journal.

Santorum, Riding Wave, Sharpens Aim at Romney

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Riding a bump in national polls after his strong showing in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum sought Thursday to erode rival Mitt Romney's substantial lead by drawing distinctions in policy and background for GOP voters here and nationwide. Mr. Santorum cast himself as an advocate for blue-collar workers and their economically troubled communities, hoping to capitalize on differences with Mr. Romney, a wealthy former private-equity investor and son of a Michigan governor, in a GOP field reshaped by Iowa's caucuses.

New Hampshire: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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Northfield, NH – The scene is a rustic old building perched on a pretty river in the center of the state. The walls are knotty pine and the pot-bellied stoves are putting out real heat.

It is standing room only in the middle of the day and the middle of the week, and everybody is there for…Rick Santorum.

Romney Takes a Victory Lap as Santorum Plays Catch-Up

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Mitt Romney flew here Wednesday, displaying his financial and organizational muscle in New Hampshire against the upstart candidacy of Rick Santorum, who was seeking to use his near-victory in the Iowa caucuses to become the standard-bearer of a conservative insurgency.
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PBS NewsHour: Facing Romney's Funding, Staffing Edge, How Will Santorum Fare in N.H.?

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A day after Mitt Romney's narrow win over Rick Santorum in the Iowa Caucuses, most of the Republican presidential hopefuls moved their attention from the Midwest to New England to campaign before next week's primary in New Hampshire. PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff has a report and speaks with Gwen Ifill and Jeremy Peters of The New York Times.

The Iowa Caucuses in Under 5 Minutes

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A review of the close contest in the 2012 Iowa Caucuses, including Michele Bachmann's decision to drop out following a poor performance at the polls.

Iowa Caucuses Leave Two Key Questions Unanswered

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Through most of the past year, the two main questions about the Republican nomination campaign were who would emerge as the most viable challenger to Mitt Romney and whether Republicans could learn to love the former Massachusetts governor. With the results from Iowa’s caucuses now tallied, those questions still have no answers.
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Iowa Caucus: Rivals Seek to Rally Right Against Mitt Romney

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Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucuses Tuesday night over runner-up Rick Santorum by a margin so small he could count it on his fingers, the culmination of a months-long heartland slog in which he was never subject to a sustained assault by his more conservative rivals. That is about to change, with a vengeance.
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