Updated Iowa caucus results show Santorum beats Romney by 34 votes

The updated Iowa caucus tally shows Rick Santorum defeating Mitt Romney by 34 votes.

“We’ve had two early state contests with two winners – and the narrative that Governor Romney and the media have been touting of ‘inevitability’ has been destroyed,” said Hogan Gidley, the communications director for Santorum’s campaign. “This latest defeat of Governor Romney in Iowa is just the beginning, and Rick Santorum is committed to continuing the fight as the clear, consistent conservative voice in this race.”


The certified results released today by the Iowa GOP are:

1. Rick Santorum: 29,839 votes

2. Mitt Romney: 29,805 votes

3. Ron Paul: 26,036 votes

4. Newt Gingrich: 16,163 votes

5. Rick Perry: 12,557 votes

6. Michele Bachmann: 6,046 votes

7. Jon Huntsman: 739 votes

8. Herman Cain: 45 votes

 

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