PICKET: Iowa momentum builds more GOP endorsements in NH for Santorum

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Former Senator Rick Santorum’s rocketing traction in Iowa is being felt in New Hampshire already. The Pennsylvania Republican has managed to ingratiate himself with the New Hampshire Republican Party and picked up 23 legislative endorsements from the New England state so far.

According to the Santorum camp, five additional New Hampshire state representatives just endorsed Mr. Santorum on Monday. Two of these new endorsements were former Ron Paul and Herman Cain supporters.

Of all the  state lawmakers who have endorsed Mr. Santorum, 22 are New Hampshire State Representatives and one is a New Hampshire State Senator. Santorum also has the endorsement of the Sheriff of Governor Romney’s home county. 

“As the momentum of our campaign continues to build, I am excited to welcome the support of this esteemed group of New Hampshire leaders. Each of these leaders understand that America is more than just a plot of land, but a moral enterprise that revolutionized the world and must be maintained,” Senator Santorum said in a press release. “

As President, I am committed to doing just that, and working to build a better tomorrow for our children and grandchildren. I look forward to building on our momentum from Iowa to again defy expectations in New Hampshire.”

However, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, still leads the endorsement contest in New Hampshire. Governor Romney’s camp announced on Monday that the Massachusetts Republican just received 15 more endorsements from New Hampshire State Representatives, which brings his total to 73 state representatives who are endorsing him in the state. Romney also has endorsements from 9 State Senators, 4 out of 5 Executive Councilors and 8 out of 10 Sheriffs.

 

 

 

 

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Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket, a former Opinion Blogger/Editor of The Watercooler, was associate producer for the Media Research Center, a content producer for Robin Quivers of "The Howard Stern Show" on Sirius satellite radio and a production assistant and copy writer at MTV.

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