Latest News Wires Santorum challenges Romney despite minimal budget, staff

Rick Santorum nearly tied with Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucus, Tuesday, but can Santorum compete with Romney without a massive budget? The latest figures showed Santorum had less than $200,000 in his campaign account while Romney had $14.7 million.

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Rick Santorum looked Wednesday to establish himself as the top conservative alternative to Mitt Romney, one day after jolting the Republican presidential race by coming within eight votes of winning the Iowa caucuses.