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Romney seeks to hold ground in N.H. as foes’ attacks intensify

SALEM, N.H. - Newt Gingrich labeled Mitt Romney’s economic plan “timid.’’ Rick Santorum told voters not to “settle for less.’’ And Jon Huntsman urged them not to support a “coronation’’ of the former Massachusetts governor.

But Romney felt no need to mention his rivals here yesterday, training all of his fire on President Obama. He was so confident about his standing in the Granite State that he left for a short sojourn to South Carolina. That state holds its primary Jan. 21.

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