Here Is What It Is Like To Watch Rick Santorum Campaign In New Hampshire

Rick Santorum Speaking Outside

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Rick Santorum is riding high off his “tie” with Mitt Romney in Iowa, and he is attracting massive overflow crowds in New Hampshire. But is isn’t as simple as that. The Rick Santorum events are very well-attended, but he isn’t beloved everywhere he goes. 

While all the other candidates took the afternoon off to prepare for tonight’s debate, Rick Santorum gave a speech to an overflow crowd in Hollis, New Hampshire. 

 

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