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Will Retail Campaigning Help Perry, Others Rise

Candidates hoping hand-to-hand campaigning pays off

By Philip Elliott
|  Saturday, Dec 24, 2011  |  Updated 10:17 AM CDT
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Will Retail Campaigning Help Perry, Others

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Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry prior to a debate at Constitution Hall November 22, 2011 in Washington, DC.

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Rick Perry is drawing standing-room-only crowds in Iowa even though many aren't planning to support him.

Michele Bachmann is meeting with die-hard fans wanting to hear from her even though she has lost her voice.

And Rick Santorum is pitching his candidacy to undecided caucus-goers even as he asks them for cash to keep his presidential bid afloat.

With all eyes on the Republicans leading the pack -- Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul -- this other trio of candidates is hoping that hand-to-hand campaigning pays off. Time is running short for them and they have nothing left to lose with little more than a week before Jan. 3's lead-off caucuses.

Perry, Bachmann and Santorum will soon find out if retail politics proves enough for their struggling bids.

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