Santorum too late to buy TV airtime in New Hampshire

The $2 million Rick Santorum has raised since the Iowa caucus won't be going to TV ads in New Hampshire.

In an interview with ABC News, Santorum said airtime in New Hampshire had already been bought and it was too late to spend some of his recent donations on similar televised spots.

"We’ve raised a lot of money now, but all the TV has been bought," Santorum said Friday in Dublin, N.H. “There’s no place to get in. So you are sort of stuck having to run a grassroots campaign coming down the stretch. It’s hard to make up 39 points in five days with a grassroots campaign."

Santorum finished in second place and just eight votes behind Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses, but  acknowledged it would be harder for him to do as well in New Hampshire, where he hasn't spent as much time.

"I have a pretty short window to sort of close the deal here,” Santorum said of the primary, less than five days away. “Hopefully we will eclipse some of the other folks that have been spending more time here, more money here than we have. We are not going to spend much money here."

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