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New Hampshire and the battle for second place

New Hampshire and the battle for second place

Mitt Romney is going to win the New Hampshire primary next Tuesday.

Talk to any semi-knowledgeable political operative in the state or look at any semi-decent poll on the race and that reality becomes clear within seconds.

Given that, the real race to watch in the Granite State is for second place — a battle that, according to conversations with a variety of operatives in the state, is likely to come down to two men: Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum.

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