Democratic chair tweaks Romney over narrow win

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Posted: Jan 04, 2012 8:16 AM
Democratic chair tweaks Romney over narrow win

The chairwoman of the Democratic party describes Mitt Romney's narrow victory over Rick Santorum in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses as "a bad night" for the Republican front-runner.

Appearing Wednesday on Fox News Channel, Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Romney "spent the most and only beat the person who spent the least by eight votes."

She said Romney is "limping into New Hampshire," where he is heavily favored to win next week's first-in-the-nation primary.

Asked why her party had campaigned so aggressively against Romney, Wasserman Schultz said he "earned scrutiny because he's relentlessly attacked the president."

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Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, also appearing on Fox, rejected Wasserman Schultz's assessment. He called Tuesday "a great night," because "the whole country is talking about who the Republican nominee will be."