Rick Santorum hasn’t spent much time in the ‘Granite State’ of New Hampshire but, he’s scrambling to catch up after going all out in Iowa.
CNN’s Political Ticker blog:
Des Moines, Iowa – On the heels of a new CNN/TIME/ORC poll showing him surging among Republicans in Iowa, Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign is scrambling to buy television time in New Hampshire.
A source familiar with the move told CNN that the campaign started to make media buys in New Hampshire on Thursday, and is planning run television and radio ads statewide beginning next Monday.
Santorum has not aired a single television or radio ad in New Hampshire to date.
The Iowa caucuses are next Tuesday, January 3. New Hampshire’s primary is on January 10.
The media buys reflect a new reality for the former Pennsylvania senator, who has scraped by throughout his campaign with little money for television ads or direct mail.
But if Santorum’s threadbare campaign captures a top three finish in Iowa and catches fire, his momentum could quickly stall without a respectable presence on the television airwaves in New Hampshire and later in South Carolina, where he has been courting social conservatives at the grassroots level for more than a year.
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