ABC releases guidelines for January 7th GOP debate

Coming up this Saturday will be the first post-Iowa GOP debate heading into New Hampshire. The debate will be held at Saint Anselm College in Manchester and sponsored by ABC News, Yahoo! and WMUR....

Michele Bachmann reportedly ending her 2012 campaign

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann will be suspending her campaign for the Presidency following a single digit sixth-place loss in her home state of Iowa Tuesday night. Report from CBS News: Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann...

Rick Santorum wins Iowa caucuses

Iowa Republican caucuses, January 3, 2012 Candidate Votes Percentage Rick Santorum 29,839 24.56% Mitt Romney 29,805 24.53% Ron Paul 26,036 21.43% Newt Gingrich 16,163 13.30% Rick Perry 12,557 10.33% Michele Bachmann 6,046 4.98% Jon Huntsman 739 0.61% No preference 147 0.12% Herman Cain 45 0.04% Buddy Roemer 17 0.01% Total: 121,394 100.0% See Update Below Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney barely beat our former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum for the top spot...

Iowa caucuses tonight at 7pm CT

Iowans will begin casting the first ballots of the 2012 nominating season Tuesday evening when they gather to choose a Republican candidate. Rick Santorum has shown a last-minute bump from his previous low standing...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...