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In Iowa, Santorum breaks out with shoe leather, Romney avoids disappointing with little effort
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) ' Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney took nearly opposite paths to twin victories in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses.
The little-known, cash-strapped Santorum broke through as the leading conservative contender by cutting a painstaking path through every Iowa county. Romney, the deep-pocketed national front-runner, wanted to avoid being seen as underperforming and captured the state's more urban areas with little effort.
Both of their strategies went almost perfectly according to plan.
After a long night, Romney won the caucuses ' by eight votes. But Santorum was hardly a loser, coming as far as he did in such a short time.