Washington (CNN) - The Republican Party of Iowa has decided to move the central tabulation of returns in next Tuesday's caucuses to a secret location because of security concerns, CNN has confirmed.
State party officials refused to confirm the move, which was prompted by threats from the Occupy protesters who are vowing to disrupt campaign events in the next week. So far they have said they are not planning to disrupt the caucuses themselves, although the party is preparing just in case.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has lent his voice to a blitz of South Carolina robocalls in support Rick Perry's presidential bid.
Jindal is one of the Texas governor's top surrogates and spent two days campaigning with the Republican presidential candidate in Iowa last week.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Another Republican has come forward to say that Newt Gingrich personally pressed her and other members of Congress in 2003 to vote for a controversial Medicare prescription drug benefit.
The provision, known as Medicare Part D, passed the House that summer by a narrow margin and eventually took effect in 2006.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney rolled out another slate of endorsements Wednesday, hailing support from former North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole as well as a panel of high-profile women in New Hampshire.
In endorsing Romney, Dole praised the former Massachusetts governor's experience and character.
(CNN) - As you're being inundated with wall-to-wall coverage of the Iowa caucuses this week, keep the following number in mind: zero.
The quest for the GOP's presidential nomination is ultimately a race for delegates. With 2,286 delegates attending the party's national convention in Tampa at the end of August, the backing of slightly over half of that group - 1,144 - will be needed for Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, or someone else to capture the prize.FULL STORY
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - As Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum aims for a late surge in Iowa, a super PAC backing his candidacy is up with a new television ad calling him the "real conservative" in the GOP race.
"All across Iowa, there's a principled conservative uniting Iowans," says a narrator in the 30-second spot from "Red, White and Blue Fund," a committee organized by former Santorum adviser Nick Ryan.
Washington (CNN) – In the wake of a CNN interview Tuesday where former House Speaker Newt Gingrich unloaded on fellow candidate Mitt Romney, Romney's campaign was quick to call the fusillade a "drive-by shooting." In what may well be the next chapter, Romney will also sit down on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" Wednesday.
Russ Schriefer, one of Romney's top campaign advisers, appeared on "John King, USA" Tuesday to respond to the earlier Gingrich interview.
(CNN) – Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson announced his intention to seek the Libertarian nomination for president Wednesday.
Calling his choice "both a difficult decision-and an easy one," in a statement, Johnson decried the Republican presidential nomination process and pledged to bring a "libertarian voice" to the 2012 race.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - A new TV commercial by Rep. Ron Paul of Texas takes shots at two of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.
The Paul campaign says the 30-second spot begins running statewide in Iowa Wednesday, six days before the caucuses–the first contest in the primary and caucus calendar.