Santorum Camp Hopeful, as Bachmann Ends Bid

Campaign Calls Iowa Showing a 'Validation'

By Haaretz

Published January 05, 2012.

Michele Bachmann officially called off her White House bid on Wednesday, after taking sixth place in Tuesday’s Iowa caucus.

But euphoria swept over Rick Santorum’s Bedford, New Hampshire headquarters, where volunteers were still celebrating until the early hours of the morning after the candidate surged to a close second place after Mitt Romney.

Bill Cahill, co-chair of Santorum’s campaign in New Hampshire, was excited by the news, saying the achievement was “a validation of a campaign strategy Santorum adopted last year. Town-to-town, without the support of the mainstream media, and driven only by his message and his incredible volunteer network.”

Cahill told Haaretz that he believes that the week Santorum spends in New Hampshire will further strengthen his momentum.

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