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Iowa: Santorum, Romney duel to a draw

Posted at 11:50 PM on January 3, 2012 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Iowa, Politics

After more than 120,000 votes cast in the Iowa Republican caucuses, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney found themselves in a dead heat, separated by fewer than 20 votes with nearly all precincts reporting.

Both candidates can claim wins out of Iowa as the Republican campaign as it heads for the New Hampshire primary next week.


About Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.