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Retail politics on a budget brings unexpected success

JOHNSTON, Iowa - Running on a shoestring budget and boosted by the backing of evangelical Christians, former senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania thanked Iowa last night for taking the first step toward “taking back this country.’’

Throughout the evening, Santorum traded the the lead with former governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts in a contest that seesawed past midnight with no declared winner.

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