Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been a favorite in New Hampshire, but Rick Santorum is getting a second look by conservative voters. Steve Inskeep and Linda Wertheimer talk to NPR's Mara Liasson and Ken Rudin about the latest in the GOP presidential race.
Almost all of the Republican presidential candidates trying to unseat front-runner Mitt Romney are in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday's primary. But Romney is campaigning in South Carolina — the state that votes after New Hampshire.
Rick Santorum's surprisingly strong showing in the Iowa caucuses was less of a surprise in his home state of Pennsylvania. There he's known as a master-campaigner who's at his best when he's an underdog. But his conservative social views have hurt him with voters in the past.
The Republican presidential candidate didn't tone down his made-for-Iowa religious-based message when he hit the ground in much-more secular New Hampshire. He had a spirited back-and-forth with a high school senior on the issue of same-sex marriage.
Most of the Republican presidential candidates are focused on New Hampshire, which holds its primary next Tuesday. But while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney began his day campaigning in New Hampshire, by the afternoon was in South Carolina, which holds its primary Jan. 21.
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