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Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum in Nashua in 2011.Rick Santorum, a Pennsylvania Republican, served in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2007. Prior to that, he was elected to two terms in the U.S. House.Known as a strong social conservative, Santorum finished the 2012 GOP Presidential Primary as runner-up to Mitt Romney.Santorum announced his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on May 27th, 2015.

Santorum Supporters Still Hopeful

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Kevin Flynn
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Supporters of former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum say they weren’t surprised by his near tie for fourth place with Newt Gingrich in New Hampshire’s presidential primary.

Rick Santorum told supporters that he knew New Hampshire would be tough to win.

He focused most of his campaign in Iowa and didn’t spend a lot of money in New Hampshire.

While supporters were disappointed in his finish, Dan Tamburello, state co-chair for Santorum’s campaign, says it wasn’t unexpected.

“it’s not bad, its good enough and good enough means you go on and you’re competitive in South Carolina, and I think we remain extremely competitive in South Carolina.”

Supporters said they liked Santorum’s social conservative message as well as his focus on reviving America’s manufacturing sector.

New Hampshire doesn’t have the number of socially conservative voters that propelled him in Iowa.