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Iowa Caucuses

Jan 19, 2012 — How embarrassing for Iowa GOP officials. How embarrassing for Iowa Republicans as a party. How embarrassing for Iowa. But who told the world to hold its breath earlier this month, awaiting the latest word on who had edged ahead in the Iowa caucuses? That would have been us. The news folks.
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Jan 19, 2012 — On the evening of the Jan. 3 caucuses, it was estimated Mitt Romney was eight votes ahead. Now, official say, Rick Santorum has a slight edge. Still, it's basically a split decision. Some precincts' results are missing.
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Jan 9, 2012 — Candidates have gone into New Hampshire in the past with high expectations, only to be shot down, even if they won. Mitt Romney knows the Granite State is set with traps for his nomination.
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Jan 6, 2012 — Mitt Romney may have come in first but got no delegates in the Iowa caucuses. So one discriminating listener says no one can be declared a 'winner.' NPR's Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, answers. Just when you thought you were caucused out.
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Jan 6, 2012 — One caucusgoer is sure Mitt Romney was given 20 more votes than he should have gotten. Since Rick Santorum was reportedly just eight votes behind, that little miscalculation could mean a lot. But state GOP officials doubt the outcome will change.
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Jan 5, 2012 — Rick Santorum did well with the retirees and aging boomers who populate much of Iowa. Mitt Romney's strongholds were the state's "monied 'burbs" and "boom towns."
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Jan 4, 2012 — The eight votes that separated Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum equal 0.00654 percent of all ballots cast in the Iowa caucuses.
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Jan 4, 2012 — It's on to New Hampshire for at least some of the Republican presidential candidates, where Newt Gingrich will take out a full-page ad in the New Hampshire Union Leader contrasting himself as a "bold Reagan conservative" to Mitt Romney's "timid Massachusetts moderate."
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Jan 3, 2012 — No matter what happens in Iowa, some supporters are already looking toward the next test for GOP candidates, the New Hampshire primary.
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Jan 3, 2012 — President Obama is using Iowa's largest newspaper to get his message across as Republicans compete in the Iowa caucuses, the first-in-the-nation nominating contest.
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