Rick Santorum surges to the 3rd place in latest Iowa poll

In the latest poll out of Iowa today it appears that Newt Gingrich has lost some ground dropping to 4th place while former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has jumped substantially and now holds third place. Mitt Romney is leading currently while Ron Paul holds a close 2nd. Report from CNN: A new survey of … (continue reading)

More on the Virginia primary ballot fiasco – Update

It seems that the plot is thickening in my home state of Virginia where five of the major GOP candidates have been excluded from the primary ballot due to a lack of valid petition signatures. Many have been asking how these campaigns could be so ill-prepared in gaining ballot access in a state which … (continue reading)

Five GOP candidates fail to qualify for Virginia primary ballot

In a huge blow to the Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann, Santorum and Huntsman campaigns, all of them have failed to meet the required 10,000 registered voter signature petition requirement to appear on the Virginia primary ballot taking place March 6, 2011. Mitt Romney and Ron Paul have qualified for the primary. Report from Politico: WASHINGTON … (continue reading)

Merry Christmas 2011 from 2012 Election Central

I want to say a very heartfelt Merry Christmas to everyone and thank you for making 2011 a fantastic year for this website. I hope your holiday is filled with good times and cheer. We’ll see you back in a couple days for the latest on the campaign and the upcoming Iowa caucuses on … (continue reading)

Ron Paul highlights his pro-life credentials for Iowa

Clearly hoping to tap into pro-life evangelical voters in the upcoming Iowa caucus, Ron Paul has put out a new ad today featuring some of his former patients discussing his character and commitment to life. Report from the LA Times: Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s presidential campaign is out with a new ad today featuring … (continue reading)

Romney declines Gingrich’s invitation to debate 1-on-1

In the style of the previous Gingrich-Cain and Gingrich-Huntsman Lincoln-Douglas debates, Newt Gingrich invited (challenged I supposed) Mitt Romney to a similar format 1-on-1 discussion of the issues. Romney declined the invitation citing the numerous debates which have already taken place. Report from the Associated Press: BETHLEHEM, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt … (continue reading)

Iowa deck reshuffles again, Gingrich loses ground, Paul gaining

Once again the lead in Iowa appears to be shifting as Newt Gingrich continues to hemoerage votes in recent days. Ron Paul, on the other hand, seems to be mounting for a strong showing in Iowa as Mitt Romney continues to hang on for the bumpy ride. Report from Politico: SIOUX CITY, IOWA –The … (continue reading)

Video: Michele Bachmann on Meet the Press – 12/18/11

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann appeared on Meet the Press this morning with David Gregory to discuss her chances in Iowa and her view on the race so far. Here is Bachmann’s entire interview: Report from the Tucson Citizen: Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said today that President Obama’s spending policies have the United States … (continue reading)

Video: Newt Gingrich on Face the Nation – 12/18/11

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich appeared on Face the Nation this morning with Bob Schieffer to discuss the GOP primary race and how the Speaker intends to win in Iowa. Part 1: Continue reading for Part 2 of Gingrich’s interview. … (continue reading)

Video: Watch the Fox News Iowa GOP debate from Sioux City

Thursday evening saw the last GOP debate before voters cast their ballots in the Iowa caucuses on January 3rd. The debate was sponsored by Fox News and the Republican Party of Iowa. It was held at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Here is the entire debate via YouTube: Original Air … (continue reading)

Fox News Iowa GOP debate tonight at 9pm ET

What will likely be the final GOP debate before the January 3rd Iowa caucuses will take place later this evening from the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City, Iowa. The debate is sponsored by Fox News and will feature seven of the current GOP candidates. Air Time: Thursday, December 15 at 9pm ETon … (continue reading)

Trump bows out as moderator of Dec. 27th GOP debate

It appears that the GOP debate on December 27th moderated by Donald Trump will not come to pass. As a result of little candidate interest, it appears that Trump himself decided to cancel his role as the moderator which leaves the event in limbo of even taking place. Report from Newsmax: Donald Trump today … (continue reading)

Gingrich/Huntsman Lincoln-Douglas debate Monday at 10:27pm ET

This is a late update on this debate mainly due to C-SPAN’s late decision to air the event later this evening. The debate will take place Monday at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. The event takes place at 4pm ET but will not be broadcast on C-SPAN until 10:27pm ET when it … (continue reading)

Video: Watch the entire ABC News/Yahoo Iowa Republican Debate

On Saturday evening ABC presented a GOP debate live from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The debate was sponsored by ABC News, Yahoo! News, WOI-TV, the Des Moines Register and the Republican Party of Iowa. This was the first debate held since Herman Cain ended his 2012 run leaving just 6 candidates on … (continue reading)

ABC News GOP debate tonight at 9pm ET from Iowa

Saturday evening will mark the second GOP debate airing on a broadcast network as ABC presents an event from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The debate is sponsored by ABC News, Yahoo! News, WOI-TV, the Des Moines Register and the Republican Party of Iowa. This will be a 2 hour broadcast and with … (continue reading)