Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum Beefs Up Iowa Presence

Former Sen. Rick Santorum is adding to his squad of advisers and strategists in the state that kicks off the presidential primary and caucus season.

Santorum announced Thursday that Cody Brown will manage the Pennsylvania Republican’s testing the waters effort in Iowa. Brown ran conservative Ben Lange’s bid last year to unseat Democratic Rep. Bruce Bradley in Iowa’s first congressional district. Lange came close to upsetting Bradley in last November’s midterm elections.

Santorum also announced that Lucas Draisey, the former chairman of the Iowa Federation of College Republicans, will serve as a field director in Iowa.

Last week Santorum took his first formal step towards running for the Republican presidential nomination, filing with the IRS, which allows him to raise federal political contributions while he explores an official White House run. But his move stopped short of filing a presidential exploratory committee with the FEC.

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