Only One Voter Shows Up at Rick Santorum Campaign Event

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum made a campaign stop in Iowa Monday and was greeted by just one voter.


Santorum stopped at a Hamlin, Iowa restaurant at 2 PM where he was met by Peggy Toft, an insurance agent and chair of the area's Republican Party. Eventually four people ended up at Santorum's table. Despite the numbers, the candidate declared the day a success, "People don’t understand. One guy in there said, ‘I’ll speak for you at the caucus,’” Santorum said. “That’s maybe eight votes that you wouldn’t otherwise get. Eight votes can make a big difference, as I know.”

Santorum won the 2012 Caucus, beating the eventual nominee Mitt Romney by just 34 votes. He visited all 99 Iowa counties in 2011, which many identify as the reason behind his success. "It's not glamorous, and you're not out there raising money, but you're doing what the money is ultimately supposed to do — getting votes," said Santorum, "This is a lot more fun than being on the phone raising money." 

Earlier in the day, he drew ten people at a nearby stop in Panora, Iowa.

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