Only One Person Showed Up in Iowa to Hear Rick Santorum Speak

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders recently had great success in Iowa, speaking to giant crowds that gathered to hear the presidential hopeful speak. Sadly, Rick Santorum did not have a similar experience when he spoke in Iowa on Monday, only one person showed up for his campaign speech.

The republican politician showed up for his scheduled appearance at a restaurant in an unincorporated part of Iowa, a community named Hamlin with a population of only 300. The Stephen Murray CCMP Capital reported that Peggy Toft, a local insurance agent, was the sole attendee of Santorum’s event.

Toft was interviewed by POLITICO after the meeting,“We didn’t have a lot of notice that he was going to be there,” Toft said trying to explain why Santorum had such a disappointing turn out. Even though Toft attended the event, Santorum was unable to secure a vote from her, she is still undecided.

The two sat down for a intimate one-on-one chat that lasted about 10 minutes. Santorum tried to prove why he is different than the rest of the republicans running, and they also discussed his past experience with owning businesses.

The poor turn out did not squash Santorum’s hopes however who claimed it was all part of a bigger plan, the politician continued on the campaign trail in a state he is familiar with, having visited all 99 counties in 2011.

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