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Santorum first in Cherokee County

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Romney ekes out 8 vote win in state

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum was the clear winner in the Cherokee County Republican Caucus on Tuesday.

Santorum received 28.9 percent (155 votes) cast by Cherokee County Republicans, besting former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who received 23.5 percent (126 votes).

Statewide, Romney was the winner of the Iowa Republican Caucus beating Santorum by just eight votes. Santorum did carry 63 of Iowa's 99 counties,however, while Romney carried 17 of Iowa's counties with larger populations.

Also carrying 17 of Iowa's counties was Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who came in third place in the Iowa Republican Caucus and also placed third in Cherokee County with a total of 17.7 percent (95 votes).

Former Georgia Congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich held strong to fourth place in Cherokee County, receiving a total of 14.5 percent (78 votes).

Texas Governor Rick Perry received 11.7 percent (63) and also carried two counties statewide.

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann finished in fifth place in Cherokee County with 3.7 percent (20 votes).

A total of 547 people participated in the Cherokee County Republican Caucus.

On the other side of the political coin, Cherokee County Democrat Chairman Chuck Clark reported that the Democrats had a light turnout in the Cherokee Democratic Caucus, which was also held on Tuesday.

"We kind of expected a low turn out. There was not much for us to do this time around," said Clark. "We already have our candidate for President, so it was understandable that we had a light turnout. We did get some business done, selecting people to serve on committees for our county convention, and getting ready for our district convention," added Clark.

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