Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Santorum plays down victory hopes

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum campaigning in the New Hampshire primary elections ( AP)

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is trying to lower expectations for his performance in the New Hampshire selection elections.

Mr Santorum said that pulling off another second place finish following his success in Iowa would be "a dream come true."

The former Pennsylvania senator pointed out that he has not run any adverts in New Hampshire and has only campaigned there five days in the past month.

Last week in Iowa Mr Santorum vaulted from the back of the pack to finish second, eight votes behind winner Mitt Romney.

Mr Santorum said the key is to emerge as the strongest alternative to Mr Romney and to continue building off that momentum.

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