(CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann will hold a media availability Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET in Des Moines, Iowa, her campaign press secretary confirmed to CNN.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Iowa Republicans will gather at 809 caucus sites across Iowa Tuesday, casting the first votes of the 2012 presidential election. Check back here for updates from our reporters and producers throughout the Hawkeye State. Tune in live on CNN's live special coverage and follow real-time results on CNNPolitics.com and on Twitter at #cnnelections. Read more here. The Iowa contenders are former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota.
3:04 a.m. ET - Iowa 2012 was the closest Republican presidential contest in history, beating the 1936 South Dakota primary, won by Alf Landon with a 257-vote margin, according to CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. It's also the closest Iowa caucus result in history. The previous record was set in 1980, when the elder George Bush beat Ronald Reagan by about two percentage points. But Obama beat Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Guam caucus by seven votes.
3:02 a.m. ET - Of the 25 delegates at stake in Iowa on Tuesday night, the CNN delegate estimate shows Romney, Santorum and Paul with 7 votes, followed by Gingrich and Perry with 2 votes.
2:58 a.m. ET - @JohnKingCNN: early november: gov branstad sealed envelope w/this prediction.Right-by 8 votes!! #cnnelections yfrog.com/es9emhj
2:57 a.m. ET - @JayMcMichaelCNN: #Edith #cnnelections pic.twitter.com/NdlV7Em1
2:46 a.m. ET - #Edith and #Carolyn, veterans of Iowa politics, appeared on CNN again after Romney was declared the winner. Edith Pfeffer said she was "amazed, really."
2:43 a.m. ET – @SamFeistCNN: The Clinton County ladies had the right numbers when they were on #CNNElections. #Edith and Carolyn nailed it. Romney wins.
2:37 a.m. ET - @LisaDCNN: CLOSEST GOP CONTEST IN U.S. HISTORY: just happened. Iowa's 8-vote margin beats previous S. Dakota 1936 margin of 257.
2:33 a.m. ET – Romney won the Iowa caucuses by eight votes, Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Matt Strawn announced. Romney received 30,015 votes and Santorum received 30,007 votes, according to the Iowa GOP.
2:26 a.m. ET – @LisaDCNN: RECAP: CNN's found the two women who lead Clinton County and who were awoken after midnight to try and sort out where missing results were.
2:24 a.m. ET - @JohnKingCNN: There's #magicwall and then there is #madness!!! Opening night #2012 loooOng. yfrog.com/kg836gfj
2:20 a.m. ET - @LisaDCNN: FOR THOSE NOT WATCHING: CNN had two women – ldrs in Clinton County recount tonight's mix-up and keep @JKUSA in line when he ?d their #s
2:18 a.m. ET - Romney camp tells CNN it's been told by the state GOP that he will win by 14 votes.
2:16 a.m. ET – @MeganGrantCNN: About two dozen Romney campaign staff just ran out onto the now empty floor at his HQ and started cheering and high-fiving in celebration.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - With her children and husband in tow, Michele Bachmann continued to hit an optimistic tone hours ahead of Tuesday's Iowa caucuses during an appearance on CNN's "Starting Point."
The congresswoman from neighboring Minnesota said she expects to "do just fine" in the first-in-the-nation caucus state and said she is already focused on South Carolina, the third state to vote on the road to the White House.
"We've already bought tickets to South Carolina," Bachmann told CNN's Soledad O'Brien.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - One day before Iowa's caucuses, Rep. Michele Bachmann touts her Hawkeye State roots and conservative credentials in a new TV commercial.
The congresswoman's Republican presidential campaign says the ad, titled "Iron Lady," will run on broadcast and cable TV across the state starting Monday.
(CNN) - Despite a last place finish in a key poll two days before the Iowa caucuses, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann vowed Sunday that her supporters will carry her through Tuesday and beyond in the primary and caucus calendar.
Bachmann, who won the Iowa straw poll in August, came in at 7% in the Des Moines Register poll published Saturday night, behind Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – After Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, Michele Bachmann will head to South Carolina followed by New Hampshire, the next states to vote on the road to the White House, the Bachmann campaign confirmed to CNN.
The travel plans are further evidence the congresswoman from neighboring Minnesota is planning to forge on with her campaign, whatever the outcome in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses and despite her low poll figures in national and state wide surveys.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney and Ron Paul remain neck-and-neck in Iowa among likely Republican caucus-goers, according to a poll released Saturday by the state's largest newspaper.
The Des Moines Register poll showed Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, with 24% and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas with 22%. The No. 3 spot went to former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania with 15%, followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 12%, Texas Gov. Rick Perry with 11% and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota with 7%.
(CNN) - CNN Political Reporter Shannon Travis catches up with GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann as she makes a final push in Iowa.
(CNN) – Though the Republican presidential candidates differ on whether they would support Ron Paul as their party's nominee, they agree it is a choice they will never have to make.
"He's not going to, Wolf," Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" on Thursday. "It's never going to happen. Never going to happen, Wolf. It is never going to happen."
(CNN) - Michele Bachmann confirmed Thursday that another key member of her presidential campaign was no longer working for her.
"He quit," Bachmann said of former Political Director Wes Enos. Bachmann was speaking on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." The Ron Paul campaign put out a release noting that he was "recently terminated" by the Bachmann campaign.