GOP: Romney beats Santorum by 8 votes

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Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, accompanied by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, greets residents during a caucus day rally at the Temple for Performing Arts, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The chairman of the Iowa Republican party says former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has won the Iowa caucuses by eight votes. Chairman Matt Strawn made the announcement of the razor-thin margin from Des Moines.

Romney narrowly edged out former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. Strawn says Romney got 30,015 votes and Santorum received 30,007 votes. That is a margin of eight votes.

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