Romney edges Santorum by 8 votes in Iowa caucuses, state GOP announce

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney eked a narrow victory in Tuesday night’s Iowa caucuses, holding off former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s late-in-the-game-surge to win the Iowa caucus

After a night of seesawing, the Iowa GOP announced that Romney beat Santorum by just 8 votes in the state’s caucuses. Ron Paul finished third.

Romney and Santorum were virtually tied after this evening’s tally of the cycle’s first nominating contest had concluded. Each ended up being tied at almost exactly a 25 percent share of the vote.

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Romney edges Santorum by 8 votes in Iowa caucuses, state GOP announce

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