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ON THE TRAIL Candidates Descend on NH Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Candidates Descend on NH

With Iowa done, the Republican candidates swept into New Hampshire yesterday, with Mitt Romney accepting the endorsement of John McCain while Rick Santorum tried to woo Tea Partiers and social conservatives. Newt Gingrich, meanwhile, appears to have traveled to the state solely to continue jabbing Romney, calling him a “Massachusetts moderate” and taking out full-page ads against him. Rick Perry is going straight to South Carolina, and he may have the right idea—despite Santorum's victory in Iowa and an influx of funds overnight, Romney's lead in New Hampshire looks secure, and all his opponents are looking to South Carolina as their best chance to take control of the race.

January 5, 2012 6:23 AM