The Washington Times - August 13, 2011, 08:01PM

Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum surged at the Iowa Straw poll on Saturday and placed 4th among 10 other Republican candidates. The former Pennsylvania Senator spoke to reporters after the results were announced and went after Texas Governor Rick Perry, who just announced his presidential candidacy from Charleston, South Carolina.

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“He’s the Governor of Texas. You know, the Governor of Texas has unlimited resources down there in Texas and you guys are going to write a lot about it,” said Mr. Santorum. “I’m the little engine that could candidate and Rick Perry is just another shiny engine. ‘Rick Perry is a great guy’ and everybody is oohing and ahhing and everybody is ….’This is a wonderful candidate.’ We’re just chugging along.”

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, ultimately won the Iowa straw poll. Below are the final results of the 16,892 votes that were cast. Governor Perry’s name was not on the ballot but he received 4% of the vote as a write in. 

Bachmann 4823

Paul 4671

Pawlenty 2293

Santorum 1657

Cain 1456

Perry 718 (write in ) 

Romney 567

Gingrich 385

Huntsman 69

McCotter 35