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Des Moines Register – 2012 Iowa Caucuses

  • Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn to step down next week>
    (Iowa Caucuses - January 31 2012 - 2:55 PM:)
    <>http://youtu.be/jglwYNdumvk Embattled Iowa GOP chairman Matt Strawn will step down at the end of next week, he said this morning, citing competing priorities in his personal, business and political life.Strawn has come under heavy fire recently from presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s backers who think he deliberately refused to acknowledge Santorum’s victory in the caucuses. He […]> <>
  • Santorum’s fragile daughter admitted to Philadelphia hospital>
    (Iowa Caucuses - January 29 2012 - 2:50 AM:)
    <>Isabella Santorum, the three-year-old daughter of former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, has been admitted to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Santorum’s campaign aides said Saturday night. Isabella was born with a  serious genetic disorder known as Trisomy 18. More than 90 percent of infants with the disorder die before their first birthday. Hogan Gidley, national […]> <>
  • GOP idea: Make 3 copies of Iowa caucus results to prevent counting problems>
    (Iowa Caucuses - January 26 2012 - 10:00 AM:)
    <>County Republican organizers have suggested a low-tech way to prevent the embarrassing vote-counting troubles the Iowa GOP caucuses experienced this year: Require three identical copies of the official precinct tally sheets. Five other official documents that the Republican Party of Iowa requires precinct leaders to fill out on caucus night come in triplicate — with […]> <>
  • Missing precincts: What happened in each county?>
    (Iowa Caucuses - January 26 2012 - 9:59 AM:)
    <>Here's an account of why the ballots in eight precincts weren’t counted in the Iowa GOP's certified vote.> <>
  • Romney’s Iowa strategist, David Kochel, joins the battle in Florida>
    (Iowa Caucuses - January 25 2012 - 1:43 PM:)
    <>Mitt Romney’s Iowa strategist is on his way to Florida – and he has rival Newt Gingrich squarely in his sights. David Kochel said he intends to tell Florida voters about what he called Gingrich’s failure as U.S. House speaker, his work as a lobbyist on one of the largest spending bills in history, and […]> <>
  • Primary day at hand, SC voters have their say>
    (Iowa Caucuses - January 21 2012 - 5:33 PM:)
    <>GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Primary day at hand, fast-climbing Newt Gingrich told South Carolinians on Saturday that he was “the only practical conservative vote” able to stop front-runner Mitt Romney in the GOP presidential race. Romney acknowledged the first-in-the-South contest “could be real close” and prepared for an extended fight by agreeing to two more […]> <>
  • Caucus results may threaten first-in-nation status>
    (Iowa Caucuses - January 21 2012 - 5:16 AM:)
    <>The winner of the 2012 caucuses, we now know, was Rick Santorum. The loser, it’s becoming clear, was Iowa. The certified results released this week from the nation’s first presidential nominating contest revealed that Mitt Romney’s declared eight-vote victory on caucus night was actually a 34-vote defeat. They revealed that eight voting precincts went missing […]> <>
  • County leaders confused, apologetic about missing documents>
    (Iowa Caucuses - January 20 2012 - 6:02 AM:)
    <>Lost in the mail, lost in the paper shuffle, and possibly misfiled were among the reasons that Republican leaders in five Iowa counties gave as why votes were ultimately not counted in the Jan. 3 caucuses. Eight Iowa precinct caucuses in five counties lost the documentation of the Jan. 3 caucus straw poll — called […]> <>
  • Santorum supporters upset that title has asterisk>
    (Iowa Caucuses - January 20 2012 - 5:49 AM:)
    <>For now, the history books will say Mitt Romney won on caucus night and on New Hampshire primary night, and that Rick Santorum won the certified Iowa tally and was fifth in the corrected New Hampshire vote. Voters and candidates wrestled on Thursday over Santorum’s 34-vote advantage and what it means in a nonbinding Iowa […]> <>
  • Perry’s Iowa supporters offer mixed reactions to campaign suspension>
    (Iowa Caucuses - January 19 2012 - 8:24 PM:)
    <>Reactions to Rick Perry’s campaign suspension on Thursday from Iowans who supported him were mixed. “It was time,” said Kenny Van Dusseldorp, 56, from Pella. Van Dusseldorp told The Des Moines Register before the Iowa caucuses that his mind was made up in support of the Texas governor. After Perry continued on past Iowa, Van […]> <>

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