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Mike Murphy on the Santorum Surge

By on 12.31.11 | 12:16PM

Veteran Republican consultant Mike Murphy tweets that the Rick Santorum surge is "real," suggesting that plurality support among social conservatives could put the former Pennsylvania senator in first or second place.  Murphy considers Ron Paul's Iowa campaign "way over-rated," saying Paul might finish "[f]orth (sic), maybe third."

Not sure how authoritative his "day of poking around north Iowa" is, but Murphy isn't working for any of the candidates and his insights might be worth passing along.

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