Romney: 'We're going to win this thing'
January 2nd, 2012
07:39 PM ET
8 years ago

Romney: 'We're going to win this thing'

Marion, Iowa (CNN) - Projecting a newfound confidence on the eve of the Iowa caucuses, Mitt Romney spoke enthusiastically Monday about his chances in the upcoming contest.

The GOP candidate encouraged an audience of roughly 400 Marion voters to caucus for him Tuesday, telling them: "we're gonna win this thing."
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Rep. King won't endorse before caucuses
January 2nd, 2012
07:08 PM ET
8 years ago

Rep. King won't endorse before caucuses

(CNN) - Any candidate hoping to score last minute support from Rep. Steve King of Iowa before the state's caucuses won't have much luck.

The popular conservative announced on Twitter Monday that he won't be giving out his highly-coveted endorsement for the nation's first Republican presidential nominating contest on Tuesday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Steve King
Team Obama hits back at GOP
January 2nd, 2012
05:49 PM ET
8 years ago

Team Obama hits back at GOP

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – President Barack Obama's administration and reelection team pushed back Monday on criticism of his dealings with Congress from two Republican presidential candidates.

A senior Obama administration official said the president's first priority is to work with members of both political parties in Congress to "create jobs, grow the economy and reduce the deficit in a balanced fashion."
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Republicans
Depth of Paul supporters could make difference in Iowa
January 2nd, 2012
05:25 PM ET
8 years ago

Depth of Paul supporters could make difference in Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - In the sport of presidential politics, Republican candidate Ron Paul has an impressive ground game, a robust team of staffers and volunteers in Iowa and beyond.

His supporters' intensity and loyalty are unmatched by those of his rivals. At Paul campaign rallies, the size of his crowds leaves other campaigns envious. And, in terms of social media, Paul benefits from a legion of users who are on offense spreading his message and play defense when he's attacked.

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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Ron Paul
Leading candidates target one another on eve of Iowa caucuses
January 2nd, 2012
05:09 PM ET
8 years ago

Leading candidates target one another on eve of Iowa caucuses

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - The three GOP presidential candidates at the top of Iowa polls are taking aim at one another, with the surging man in third - Rick Santorum - trying to claw his way into the top two ahead of Tuesday's Iowa caucuses.

Santorum, buoyed by polling that shows he's gone from the near the bottom of the field to third behind Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, took aim at Romney a day before the contest that will kick off the GOP's 2012 presidential caucus and primary season.

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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
Reality show dad backs Santorum
January 2nd, 2012
04:56 PM ET
8 years ago

Reality show dad backs Santorum

(CNN) – Jim Bob Duggar, who stars in a reality TV show with his wife and 19 children, showed up on the Iowa campaign trail Monday for fellow dad and GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum.

"He has a proven track record. He's a proven Christian Conservative. He has always done what's right," Duggar told CNN at a campaign stop in Iowa, one day before the state's closely-watched caucuses.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Rick Santorum
Paul campaign reveals ground game details
January 2nd, 2012
03:43 PM ET
8 years ago

Paul campaign reveals ground game details

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Ron Paul's campaign has signed up 1,480 volunteers to serve as precinct leaders on caucus night in Iowa, a campaign source told CNN on Monday.

It's an impressive figure that reflects the strength of the Paul campaign's ground game, one of the chief reasons that the Texas congressman is expected to finish among the top three candidates on Tuesday night.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Ron Paul
'Unprecedented' level of fluidity in race, says Iowa GOP Chairman
Rick Santorum leaves a campaign rally held at the Hotel Pattee on January 2, 2012 in Perry, Iowa.
January 2nd, 2012
03:38 PM ET
8 years ago

'Unprecedented' level of fluidity in race, says Iowa GOP Chairman

Des Monies, Iowa (CNN) - Iowa state Republican Chairman Matt Strawn said his state is experiencing an "unprecedented" level of fluidity in picking which Republican presidential candidate to support.

Strawn said voters are focused on finding a GOP nominee who will be able to beat President Barack Obama.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa
Santorum's N.H. ground game
January 2nd, 2012
03:04 PM ET
8 years ago

Santorum's N.H. ground game

Dubuque, Iowa (CNN) - As Rick Santorum works to seal the deal with Iowa voters, his campaign is already looking ahead to his next test: New Hampshire.

The campaign has hired two additional New Hampshire staffers since Santorum surged in Iowa polls last week, a turnaround that brought attention and fundraising dollars to his presidential effort. His campaign now employs seven people in the first primary state.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Rick Santorum
Gingrich's lose-win proposition
January 2nd, 2012
02:43 PM ET
8 years ago

Gingrich's lose-win proposition

Independence, Iowa (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is resigned to losing tomorrow's Iowa caucuses but he will consider any outcome a victory.

"I don't think I'm going to win. I think if you look at the numbers, I think that volume of negativity has done enough damage," said Gingrich, referring to the millions spent on advertising by his opponents and third party groups that have gone after the former speaker for his ties to mortgage giant Freddie Mac to his position on climate change.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Newt Gingrich
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