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  • Why does Iowa vote democratic?

    11/08/2012 12:00:03 PM PST · by too much time · 62 replies
    WSJ blog ^ | 11/06/2012 | caroline porter
    DES MOINES, Iowa — The mood quickly turned celebratory at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Election Night gathering here, as supporters danced to soul music and drank $4 domestic beers as news outlets reported President Barack Obama‘s re-election.
  • LIVE COVERAGE: Mitt Romney campaigns in Dubuque

    11/03/2012 10:13:33 AM PDT · by iowamark · 66 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will hold a campaign event today (Saturday) at the Dubuque Regional Airport. The event is slated to begin at noon, with doors opening at 10 a.m. Check below for live streaming coverage of the event. US House candidate Ben Lange speaking now.
  • Rasmussen: Iowa: Romney 49%, Obama 48%

    11/01/2012 10:41:20 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 10 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11-1-12 | Scott Rasmussen
    Thursday, November 01, 2012 Iowa remains neck-and-neck in the closing days of Election 2012, with Mitt Romney now showing a one-point lead. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Iowa Voters finds the Republican challenger with 49% support, while President Obama earns 48% of the vote. Two percent (2%) like someone else in the race, and one percent (1%) is undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 750 Likely Voters...
  • Iowa warns international observers of arrest

    10/31/2012 12:31:03 PM PDT · by My hearts in London - Everett · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/31/12 | BOBBY CERVANTES
    Iowa has joined Texas in warning international election observers of possible criminal prosecution if they violate state laws and get near polling places on Election Day. Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz — like Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott last week — on Tuesday threatened Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe election observers with arrest if they came within 300 feet of a polling place’s entrance, in violation of state law. (In Texas, it’s 100 feet.)
  • Three swing states surprise Obama as voting day draws near --

    10/29/2012 9:07:16 PM PDT · by annajones · 13 replies ^ | 10-28-2012 | kelly anderson wright
    2012 Election: Three Key Swing States leaning Romney Ohio: Governor says during "Meet the Press" that Romney will take Ohio. "I now believe it's going to happen." The Des Moines Register endorses Romney. They have not endorsed a Republic for the past 40 years. Endorsement is based on their belief that Romney has what it takes to work together. Nevada: The States Latino Governor Brian Sandoval predicts Romney will take the state. The Republican Senate challenger is ahead in that state.
  • Obama Aide: Des Moines Register Endorsement Not Based in Reality

    10/29/2012 4:46:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/10/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter dismissed the Des Moines Register endorsement of Mitt Romney, saying it was not “based at all in reality.” “They endorsed Mitt Romney in the primary, so this was not much of a surprise,” said Cutter on ABC’s “This Week”, referring to the influential swing-state paper’s backing of the GOP candidate. “It was a little surprising to read that editorial, because it didn't seem to be based at all in reality, not just in the president's record, but in Mitt Romney's record,” Cutter added. “It says that he'd reach across the aisle, which he'd do...
  • Early voting surge suggests Democratic push pays off in Iowa

    10/27/2012 6:51:06 PM PDT · by frogjerk · 37 replies
    (CNN) -- More than two million Americans have already cast ballots for president less than three weeks before Election Day with a substantial number coming in the battleground state of Iowa. The state, which holds six key electoral votes, is on pace to exceed the 1.5 million votes cast early in 2008 -- a trend that is not lost on either political party. While both parties are investing resources in early voting, Democrats' push to turn out voters -- and in particular young voters in Iowa -- could be paying off. Early numbers, which are updated daily, show that almost...
  • Stephanie Cutter: Des Moines Register Endorsement of Romney ‘Not Based on Reality’

    10/28/2012 10:31:22 AM PDT · by Snuph · 32 replies
    pjmedia ^ | October 28, 2012 | RICK MORAN
    In a surprise, the Des Moines Register, Iowa’s largest and most influential newspaper, has endorsed Mitt Romney for president. The paper endorsed Obama in 2008: While the editorial praised both Romney and Obama, the decision ultimately came down to one question, the newspaper stated. “Which candidate could forge the compromises in Congress to achieve these goals? When the question is framed in those terms, Mitt Romney emerges the stronger candidate.” According to the announcement, the editorial board, which enthusiastically endorsed Romney ahead of the state’s Republican presidential caucuses in January, had “a vigorous debate” over which candidate to choose for...
  • MSNBC’s Fineman in a tizzy over Des Moines Register’s Romney endorsement; Left shrieks ‘Bain...

    10/28/2012 2:22:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/28/12
    Oh, my! Perhaps that explains this indecipherable frantic tweet that Mr. Fineman posted earlier.#Obama in dm register tre— Howard Fineman (@howardfineman) October 28, 2012 Heh. Cat got your tweet, toots? Twitter users can’t resist some jabs over that one.@howardfineman your tweets are really hard to decode.— Dave Devitt (@sydcon) October 28, 2012 @howardfineman Is that you Senator Grassley?— Gus (@Gus_802) October 28, 2012 Looking at @howardfineman's recent TL, I'm convinced he's drunk or dictates his columns at HP.— Slim Pickens (@Mattie96) October 28, 2012 HuffPo editor and MSNBC analyst Fineman continues. Basically, that Des Moines Register endorsement of Romney?...
  • Romney wins all four major Iowa newspaper endorsements

    10/28/2012 1:07:55 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 26 replies
    Powerline ^ | 28 Oct 12 | Paul Mirengoff
    Last night, I noted that the Des Moines Register endorsed Mitt Romney for president. This is the first time that paper has endorsed the Republican presidential nominee since 1972. It turns out that the Des Moines Register is not alone among Iowa newspapers. In fact, the three other major newspapers in this battleground state also endorse Romney. They are the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the Quad City Times, and the Sioux City Journal. The titles of the Quad City Times and Sioux City Journal endorsements might be particularly galling to diehard supporters of our once hopey-changey president: “Ready for Change” and...
  • Romney Sweeps Major Iowa Newspaper Endorsements

    10/28/2012 9:57:07 AM PDT · by TBBT · 6 replies
    The Corner ^ | 10/28/2012 | Eliana Johnson
    On the heels of the Des Moines Register’s endorsement, Mitt Romney snagged endorsements today from the three other major Iowa papers: the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the Quad City Times, and the Sioux City Journal. Economic issues tipped the balance here, and the Gazette captured the sentiment expressed in all four endorsements:
  • Des Moines Register Endorses Romney

    10/27/2012 10:43:14 PM PDT · by Rightone · 24 replies
  • Des Moines Register endorses Romney

    10/27/2012 5:16:30 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 72 replies
    first GOP since Nixon
  • Romney Expands Battleground, Delivers Closing Argument In Iowa

    10/26/2012 1:55:49 PM PDT · by kingattax · 7 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 10-26-12 | John Nolte
    While a sitting President of the United States diminishes himself with the small silly closing argument of a loser more interested in binders, Big Bird, birth control, and "bullshitter" as opposed to exploding gas prices and increased poverty -- today in the swing state of Iowa, Governor Mitt Romney will make a major economic address as his campaign further expands the electoral battlefield into Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota. According to The New York Times, Romney's speech today, coming just eleven days before the election, will be a closing economic argument framing the race in a theme he's been hitting hard...
  • Political Crop Art near Atlantic (Iowa-Mitt Romney)

    10/22/2012 3:21:07 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 11 replies
    KJAN Radio Atlantic ^ | 10-22-2012 | Ric Hanson
    Political Crop Art near Atlantic AG/OUTDOOR, NEWS October 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson These pictures were taken northwest of Atlantic, by photographer Charlie Lloyd, of Nevada, Iowa, in a plane flown by Jim Kurtenbach, also of Nevada, IA. (Photos supplied by Radio Iowa). According to the Cass County Assessor’s Office, the land near the Scott Small farm, is owned by Jim Warren, of CA, and farmed by Jim and Nancy Pellett, of Atlantic.
  • In Virginia and Iowa, The Electorate is Shifting Right (Dems 'Firewall' Imploding... IOWA +1 R)

    10/22/2012 2:33:01 PM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 10/22/2012 TheWashingtonPost | Jennifer Rubin
    The Romney camp and GOP operatives on the ground in key swing states think the wind is at their back. A senior Republican told me Sunday night that Mitt Romney is up by two to three points in Virginia, which President Obama won by nearly seven points in 2008. Two recent polls have Romney tied or up one point in Iowa, while two others have Obama up eight and three points. Private Republican polling has Romney up by one point. Republican operatives, who see swing-state voters, by definition, as representative of the country as a whole. In the GOP’s view,...
  • Ryan draws big crowd in Council Bluffs [Iowa]

    10/22/2012 3:39:09 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    KMA ^ | Mon, 22 Oct 2012 | O.Kay Henderson
    (Council Bluffs) -- Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan campaigned in western Iowa Sunday, mentioning Monday’s final debate between his running mate Mitt Romney and President Obama. “You take a look at what the president’s doing and what the president’s saying, at what he’s done. He’s not offering anything new or any second-term agenda,” Ryan said. “We’ve had three debates. We’ve had lots of campaigning and all we’re getting is a smaller and smaller campaign,.” Ryan told a crowd in Council Bluffs this is no “ordinary” election. Iowa’s no ordinary state on the Electoral College map either, as both...
  • PPP polls: Romney ahead in NH, IA

    10/19/2012 10:33:30 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 44 replies
    -Mitt Romney leads our new New Hampshire poll 49-48. Obama had led by 6-8 pts in our polling before the first debate -Romney has a 52/45 advantage over Obama in New Hampshire on the economy -NH voters think Obama won debate by 8 pts, still support Romney by 1. Democrats need to accept debate this week was not a big game changer -Romney leads Obama 49-48 in Iowa as well, although Obama does have a 66/32 early vote lead there -Iowa voters think Obama won this week's debate 45/36, similar to New Hampshire, but not having a big impact on...
  • Tied in Iowa (Romney 48% - Obama 48%) - American Research Group (ARG)

    10/15/2012 11:13:18 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 34 replies
    Interview dates: October 11-14, 2012 Sample size: 600 likely voters Margin of error: ± 4 percentage points, 95% of the time Question wording and responses: If the general election were being held today between Barack Obama for president and Joe Biden for vice president, the Democrats, and Mitt Romney for president and Paul Ryan for vice president, the Republicans, for whom would you vote - Obama and Biden or Romney and Ryan (names rotated), or someone else?
  • First Person: These Iowa Women Give Romney a Second Look

    10/12/2012 1:48:47 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Sherry Tomfeld
    When I saw Fox News reporting that women were starting to poll higher for Mitt Romney, I could relate. I have three girlfriends in Iowa, and we're all willing to vote for Romney. Oddly, none of us backed him in caucus early in the year. My first choice was Ron Paul; my friend Cathy's was Newt Gingrich; Pat's was Herman Cain and Kim did not have a favorite. Needless to say, this little political bunch of women had widely varying views of what we wanted in a president.
  • Paul Ryan Rocks Dubuque

    10/02/2012 6:36:56 AM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 10/1/2012 | Craig Robinson
    Paul Ryan’s latest swing through the state of Iowa has begun in two communities where the Republican nominee for Vice President has family ties. On Monday, Ryan rallied Republicans at his grandfather’s alma mater, Loras College, in Dubuque. On Tuesday, Ryan begins his day in Clinton, where his mother-in-law was born. The bus tour of Mississippi River towns continues through Muscatine before it concludes in Burlington Tuesday evening. Republicans packed the Loras College field house on Monday evening to see Ryan, and even more stood outside because the building was over capacity. Ryan was greeted with thunderous applause and cheers...
  • Iowa: Romney 47%, Obama 44%

    09/20/2012 2:13:20 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 20, 2012
    Mitt Romney remains slightly ahead in the swing state of Iowa. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Iowa Voters shows Romney with 47% support to President Obama’s 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are still undecided.
  • Paul Ryan live in Cedar Rapids now

    09/04/2012 2:24:17 PM PDT · by iowamark · 6 replies
    KCRG TV ^ | 9/4/2012
    live streaming now.

    08/29/2012 10:59:11 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    Big Government ^ | August 28, 2012
    For in-depth polling analysis, I defer to my colleague Mike Flynn. This latest poll out of Iowa, however, is noteworthy because what you have is the same pollster using the same polling methods and finding Obama's standing in that crucial swing state collapsing fast. Just a few months ago, back in May, according to Democratic pollster Public Policy Polling, President Obama held a commanding 51-41% lead over Mitt Romney. What was especially notable is that Obama was over the all-important 50% mark. This is crucial for an incumbent, because undecideds historically go with the challenger. Two months later, though, in...
  • Enthusiasm -- and Signs of Trouble -- on Obama's Iowa Bus Route (Ruh-roh!)

    08/16/2012 11:51:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 16, 2012 | Tom Bevan
    DAVENPORT, Iowa -- With the first lady at his side, an energized President Obama wrapped up his bus tour of Iowa on Wednesday, firing up crowds in Dubuque and Davenport by outlining the huge stakes in November and urging Iowans to stand with him to "finish the work we started together four years ago." Under mostly clear skies in picturesque settings along the Mississippi River, the Obamas recaptured at least some of the magic that embodied the unlikely 2008 run that put them in the White House. Yet despite the meticulously scripted events and adoring crowds during the president’s three-day...
  • Why Mitt Romney will win Iowa

    08/17/2012 3:44:18 AM PDT · by FL2012 · 10 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 17, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    Democrat Barack Obama won Iowa handily in 2008, but polls show a much closer race this time around. Those polls, coupled with an analysis of Iowa's voter registration data, offer some very encouraging news for Obama's Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
  • Bud tent owner says Obama visit cost him $25,000

    08/15/2012 2:49:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/14/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Bud tent owner says Obama visit cost him $25,000By DONOVAN SLACK | 8/14/12 12:13 PM EDT The Des Moines Register follows up on consternation at the beer tent at the Iowa State Fair when President Obama stopped by, forcing the tent to shut down for security reasons. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) tweeted on Monday, "How does PresO justify havin secret service shut down the bud tent @ the state fair nd the owner told me he loses 50,000 n 1 nite," and "Who does PresO think he is. He comes to StateFair the SecretService shut down all small business vendors...
  • Obama attacks Romney on wind-power in Iowa

    08/14/2012 12:29:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 14, 2012 | Kasie Hunt and Ken Thomas
    President Barack Obama assailed rival Mitt Romney's opposition to tax supports for wind power, delivering an Iowa-specific critique Tuesday on the Republican challenger in that crucial Midwestern state. Obama's deputy criticized GOP budget plans to overhaul Medicare, cut trillions of dollars from social programs and lower taxes on high-income taxpayers. Iowa is a center of wind energy production in the United States and the Obama administration credits tax breaks for helping build that industry. Obama has called on Congress to extend the breaks. Romney opposes it. Obama, on the second of a three-day Iowa bus tour, noted that Romney once...
  • Wind energy will be Obama focus today in Iowa

    08/14/2012 11:13:31 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August. 14, 2012 | Amy Gardner
    OSKALOOSA, Iowa — President Obama will continue his three-day swing across Iowa Tuesday with a new attack against Republican Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, over their opposition to extending tax credits for the wind energy industry. Across a landscape where wind turbines are nearly as common as corn fields, Obama will push Congress to extend the production tax credit for wind companies. In Iowa alone, the industry employs more than 7,000, according to the Obama campaign; across the country the number is 75,000. Obama has said that 37,000 jobs nationally would be at risk if the wind...

    08/13/2012 7:43:57 PM PDT · by lasereye · 38 replies
    Powerline ^ | AUGUST 13, 2012 | John Hinderaker
    Paul Ryan spoke at the Iowa State Fair today, and his speech was interrupted by two women who first heckled and then stormed the stage. My first thought was, Where is the Secret Service? Apparently Ryan’s Secret Service protection hasn’t begun yet; the scene could easily have turned scary. Here is the video: Video here No word yet on who the women are, or what connection they have to the Democratic Party or the Obama campaign. One wonders whether the Democrats will turn to heckling and stage-storming as a routine matter. It might not be a bad strategy: by turning...
  • Paul Ryan speaks in Iowa; protesters grow violent (video at link)

    08/13/2012 10:30:56 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 34 replies
    Paul Ryan gave a campaign speech at the Iowa State Fair on Monday, addressing an appreciate crowd of thousands… plus a few protesters who grew violent, and had to be escorted from the venue by state troopers. The Des Moines Register reports: The audience of more than 3,000, many holding up Romney campaign signs, hooted and cheered, but a handful of protesters shouted at him about cutting Medicare and “the war on the poor.” It was an intense 12 minute speech, with much shouting and Iowa State Patrol officer dispatched into the crowd multiple times to quell unruly behavior. One...
  • Ryan Heckled At First Solo Event

    08/13/2012 4:00:34 PM PDT · by Blackirish · 45 replies
    Buzz Feed Politics ^ | 8/13/2012 | Zeke Miller
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Paul Ryan's remarks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines today turned into a confrontational scene when hecklers sought to drown him out and then rush the stage. Ryan had barely begun speaking when a woman shouted, "Are you going to cut Medicare?" Two women rushed the stage, and one was apparently arrested by three Iowa State Patrolmen after getting on stage with a banner. "Woah...hey...alright...she must not be from Iowa," said a rattled Ryan as the woman got on stage and grabbed by police. The officers bounded out from behind the stage to pull...
  • GOP V.P. Pick Paul Ryan Campaigns in Iowa (video)

    08/13/2012 4:36:00 PM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 08/13/2012
    GOP Vice Presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke at the Des Moines Register’s soapbox area at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. This is the first time he has campaigned on his own since being named by Mitt Romney on Saturday as his VP running mate. Each speaker at the soapbox is given 20 minutes to speak on whatever topic they choose.
  • Romney holds biggest fund-raiser in Iowa history

    08/08/2012 8:12:14 AM PDT · by iowamark · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | August 7 2012 | Dana Davidsen
    Mitt Romney made Iowa state fund-raising history Tuesday evening by bringing in between $1.8 and $2 million at an event in West Des Moines, a Romney aide confirmed. "Because of your participation and your presence here tonight, this event, in this room at this time is the largest and most successful presidential fundraiser we have ever had in the history of the state of Iowa," David Oman, Romney's Iowa state chair, told a crowd of supporters. Romney, whose campaign organization has out-raised President Barack Obama's for the past three months, spoke to roughly 280 top dollar donors at a country...
  • PETA takes 'bets' on when senator (R) will die after objection to USDA vegetarian push

    07/28/2012 7:53:56 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2012 | Fox News
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has started taking "bets" on its website over when Sen. Charles Grassley will die, after the Iowa Republican scolded the Department of Agriculture for advocating a vegetarian diet. The USDA drew the ire of rural state lawmakers over a newsletter urging department employees to embrace "Meatless Mondays." The USDA later retracted the newsletter and said it wasn't properly vetted, but Grassley vented on Twitter that he plans to "eat more meat on Monday to compensate for stupid USDA recommendation."
  • Republican (candidate) speaks at wrong convention (IA-2)

    03/14/2012 1:24:44 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | 3.14.12 | Staff
    MUSCATINE, Iowa, March 14 (UPI) -- An Iowa Republican running for Congress said he arrived early for an event and accidentally ended up addressing a group of Democrats. Dan Dolan of Muscatine said he and a staffer arrived early Saturday for the Republican convention at the Monroe County Courthouse in Albia, The Quad City Times reported Wednesday. "My staffer runs up and says, 'Hey, Dan Dolan is here. Can he speak?' So they stopped everything, and I get up there and give my speech," Dolan said. "I get done, a guy raises his hand and says, 'I think you want...
  • Obama down 2-7 points in Iowa

    02/18/2012 7:58:12 PM PST · by Mustang Driver · 34 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | February 18, 2012 | Don Surber
    Is Barack Obama electable? Further evidence of the erosion of President Obama’s electability comes from Iowa as the liberal Des Moines Register’s latest poll shows the president is behind 3 of the 4 remaining Republican presidential candidates by 2 to 7 points — in a state he won by 10 points in 2008. The numbers: Ron Paul 49% Barack Obama 42% Rick Santorum 48% Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 46% Barack Obama 44% The increasingly irrelevant Newt Gingrich is down 51%-37% to the president. Iowa is one of 11 states that are considered “toss-up” by Real Clear Politics.
  • BREAKING: Romney calls Santorum (Concedes Iowa)

    01/19/2012 12:26:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    CNN Political Tracker ^ | 01/19/2012 | Dana Bash
    Mitt Romney made a "polite" phone call Thursday to rival Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum to "concede victory" in Iowa, according to Santorum's spokesman Hogan Gidley. But Romney's team objected, saying his campaign didn't concede. “He just called him. They talked, and he recognized his efforts," a top campaign aide told CNN. Santorum finished the Iowa Republican caucuses 34 votes ahead of Mitt Romney, but results from several precincts are missing and the full actual results may never be known, according to a final certified tally released Thursday by the Iowa GOP. The new numbers show 29,839 votes for Santorum...
  • Iowa Caucus: First in the Nation Clown Show

    01/19/2012 10:08:41 AM PST · by Qbert · 32 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | JANUARY 19, 2012 | JAMES JOYNER
    Reacting to this morning’s news that not only has Rick Santorum won the Iowa Caucuses after all but that they’ve managed to lose more ballots than the margin of victory, the Telegraph’s Toby Harnden tweets, “What a debacle for Iowa. Hard to see why candidates should take Iowa caucuses seriously in future.” Indeed. This is truly a joke. In a contest with fewer total votes (121,503 counted; goodness knows how many lost) than your average election for a school board seat, the powers that be have managed to have wild shifts in the vote count in several districts and be...
  • If Rick Santorum won Iowa, why is GOP calling it a 'split decision'?

    01/19/2012 8:26:06 AM PST · by Qbert · 45 replies
    Reuters via CSMonitor ^ | January 19, 2012 | Reuters
    The Iowa Republican Party will certify this month's presidential caucuses as a split decision between former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, citing missing data from eight precincts, the Des Moines Register reported on Thursday. The party had previously awarded the contest to Romney, with an eight vote margin. The official certified caucus results are due out Thursday at 8:15 a.m. local time (1415 GMT). The Register said the new count put Santorum ahead by 34 votes. However, results from any one of the eight precincts with "missing data" could hold an advantage for Romney, the...
  • GOP Presidential Primary: Total Numbers after Iowa and New Hamshire

    01/11/2012 7:31:06 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 49 replies ^ | 10 January 2012 | Jeff HEad
    GOP Presidential Primary: Total Numbers after Iowa and New Hamshire: Thought I would create a thread that shows the totals of the primaries thus far in terms of total votes, totals by candidate, percentages, and delegates thus far. So, here it is Total Votes Cast (with percent in parens): Iowa = 121,914 (33.57%) New Hampshire = 241,299 (66.43%) Total Votes = 363,213 Total Vote/Percent and Delegates by Canddiate : Romney = 126,185 (34.74%) (12 Delegates) Paul = 82,122 (22.61%) (10 Delegates) Santorum = 52,921 (14.57%) (7 Delegates) Huntsman = 41,650 (11.52%) (2 Delegates) Gingrich = 39,321 (10.83%) 2 Delegates Perry...
  • Rick Santorum in the wrestling ring (literally)

    01/05/2012 6:25:58 AM PST · by pgkdan · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 01/04/12 | Eddie Scarry
    During his 2006 Senate re-election campaign (which he lost), Rick Santorum released this ad to demonstrate his ability to work across the aisle. He touts having partnered on legislation with Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer and then Sen. Hillary Clinton.
  • The Iowa results: Santorum's baggage

    01/05/2012 6:40:43 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 64 replies
    Tribune Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 5 January 2012 | Tribune Editorial
    Just how unserious are Republicans about defeating Barack Obama in November? So unserious that, in Iowa, at least, they came painfully close on Tuesday night to making Rick Santorum their putative standard-bearer. Mr. Santorum, the former congressman and senator of Pennsylvania, came within eight votes of defeating former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. It was the closest finish in the history of the Hawkeye State caucuses. Santorum bills himself as the conservative alternative to Mr. Romney. But saying you're a conservative doesn't mean you are one. (Think John McCain.) Oh, indeed, the Virginian (ne Pennsylvanian) has the corner on the theological...
  • Santorum: Game on!

    01/04/2012 12:27:39 PM PST · by magdalen · 17 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | January 4, 2012 | magdalen
    Game On! Rick Santorum Scores Big in the Iowa Caucus in a Stunning 8 Vote Spread By Keith A. Fournier In one of the closest and most dramatic Caucus votes in US history, Senator Rick Santorum shocked the political establishment - and captured the Nations attention - in a stunning come from behind near victory in the Iowa Caucus of 2012...Rick Santorum's speech after the Iowa victory AMES,IA (Catholic Online) - In one of the closest and most dramatic Caucus votes in US history, Senator Rick Santorum shocked the political establishment - and captured the Nations attention - in a...
  • The Big Takeaway From Iowa: 75% Of Republicans Don’t Want Mitt Romney

    01/04/2012 9:06:02 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | January 4,2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Mitt Romney won 25.19 percent of the vote in Iowa in 2008 - and lost that contest by 9 points. Since then, Mitt Romney spent millions of dollars. He got better at debating. He annihilated Rick Perry. The SuperPAC aligned to Romney took out a surging Newt Gingrich with negative ads. And Romney focused his energy on attacking Barack Obama. All that got him was 25 percent of the vote again last night. Almost exactly the 2008 result he had in Iowa. He lost the nomination then. This isn't exactly the start to 2012 Team Romney was expecting. 75 percent...
  • DNC Reaction to Iowa

    01/04/2012 9:16:04 AM PST · by Harley · 19 replies
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Fox and Friends
  • Iowa GOP: Romney wins caucuses [Romney 30,015, Santorum 30,007]

    01/04/2012 12:09:20 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 182 replies · 4+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/4/12
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney beat former Sen. Rick Santorum by a margin of just 8 votes in the Iowa GOP caucuses, the chairman of the Iowa Republican Party announced early Wednesday.
  • Romney Edges Santorum in Iowa (24.6% for Romney, down from 25.2% in 2008

    01/04/2012 4:32:53 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 20 replies
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 1/4/2012 | Bill Nichols
    Mitt Romney edged Rick Santorum by a mere 8 votes in Tuesday's caucuses - a margin that amounted to a tie in the crucial opening act in the 2012 presidential race and propelled the newly reshaped contest to New Hampshire and beyond... The final count, as reported by Iowa GOP chairman Matt Strawn showed Romney winning 30,015 votes to Santorum's 30,007 votes, or 24.6 percent to 24.5 percent. Paul finished with 21.4 percent.
  • GOP guru Steve Schmidt: exit polls suggest Perry, Bachmann no longer “plausible”

    01/03/2012 6:07:34 PM PST · by SmithL · 67 replies · 1+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 1/3/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    GOP political consultant Steve Schmidt, one of the toughest guys in the business and the guru behind the 2008 John McCain presidential campaign, said that early polls suggest Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann are likely no longer “plausible” candidates after tonight. And he told MSNBC it increasingly looks like former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum “may well emerge as the chief alternative to Mitt Romney.” With Santorum showing strong in early exit polls, Schmidt — an MSNBC analyst — told the network moments ago that Santorum is “going to have to make a lot of decisions very quickly if he comes...
  • Rick Santorum Can Win Iowa Caucuses

    01/03/2012 8:43:09 AM PST · by NoRedTape · 58 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 3, 2012 | Andrew Romano
    "..........And this, as much as anything else, is why Rick Santorum—a man who was stuck at 4 percent in the local polls as recently as one month ago, and is still stuck at 4 percent nationally—is going to win the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday........