The Iowa caucus: 6 months, 13 debates, millions of dollars in the making
People wait to see republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum during a campaign event at the Pizza Ranch restaurant in Boone, Iowa, on January 2, 2012.
January 3rd, 2012
07:35 AM ET
6 years ago

The Iowa caucus: 6 months, 13 debates, millions of dollars in the making

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - After six months of campaigning, 13 Republican presidential debates, and millions of dollars spent to flood the airwaves with ads, voters finally get a say in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

Tuesday night, Iowa Republicans will gather at 809 caucus sites across the state, casting ballots for their party's presidential nominee.


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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. diridi

    I do not pity these idiots, because it is all Haliburton and Tax evaded money....let them spend. Obama2012.

    January 3, 2012 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  2. T'sah From Virginia

    ►The Iowa caucus: 6 months, 13 debates, millions of dollars in the making◄
    Tooooo Long, too many debates and millions of dollars WASTED on candidates flaking!!

    Obama 2012

    January 3, 2012 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  3. MWM

    The newest reality TV show! The same relation to reality as Fear Factor or Survivor, and the winner will have about the same impact.

    January 3, 2012 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  4. Donkey Party

    Huge waste of money on a huge waste of candidates.

    January 3, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  5. Sorensen

    He will win the pizza ranch. And that's it. Too bad for the bible bangers.

    January 3, 2012 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    The Iowa unemployment is among the lowest in the entire country. I think it has stayed below 5% since 2006.

    January 3, 2012 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  7. sammieb51

    As this picture shows, it looks like the millions and millions feeding these heffers paid off big for them. Iowa is a waste of time and money ... can we lose this political "tradition"?

    January 3, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  8. robert J

    The only thing that will come out of Iowa is somone all the republican "followers' can latch on to – there are no leaders in the republican party – only followers – no insight / no fortehought / no strategic planning – only knee jerk political BS – I would challenge anyone to prove this is not true – look at the last 8 years before Pres. Obama, and the subsequent two years of chaos he and the Deomcrats have been trying to fix – If you are a follower – -you are a republican – If you have a mind of your own – you are Democrat!

    January 3, 2012 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |