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Washington Examiner: Santorum Riding High

 

The Washington Examiner's Hayley Peterson:

An emotional, invigorated Rick Santorum thanked God and his family on Tuesday night in a rhetorically puffed-up speech celebrating his strong finish in the Iowa caucuses.

"It's been a great journey," Santorum said, as 97 percent of precincts had him edging a handful of votes ahead of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. "I've survived the challenges so far by the daily grace that comes from God for giving me his grace every day, for loving me."

He promised supporters that he can continue his surge in other states, even though Santorum has spent all of his time campaigning in Iowa.

"You will have a friend in Rick Santorum," he said. "We are off to New Hampshire."