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'We Just Have To Get Over The Hurdle Of Convincing People We Can Win'

AP | By ANDREW MIGA | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum has never been shy about picking fights, even with fellow Republicans. Just two months after arriving in the Senate in 19...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Talks With HuffPost: The Full Transcript

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

MASON CITY, Iowa -- On Dec. 29, The Huffington Post sat down with presidential candidate Mitt Romney for a one-on-one interview on board his campaign ...

Howard Fineman

Rick Santorum Faces The Pastoral Ballot Sunday

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The caucuses are Tuesday, but the first day of political reckoning in the 2012 campaign comes this Sunday. It is a judgment day...

Paul Blumenthal

How Campaign Money Reshaped Iowa Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "This is politics," Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declared Dec. 21, dismissing calls for him to condemn ads attacking fo...

Jon Ward

Ron Paul In Iowa Takes Break From 'Ideological' Campaign Ahead Of Caucuses

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- For just under an hour Friday night, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) held an audience of almost 300 Iowans spellbound as he gave a hopscot...

Elise Foley

'It's Always A Compliment To Be Attacked'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is on the receiving end of attacks this week from fellow candidate Rick Perry, f...

Santorum Pushes Hard In Key State

AP | MIKE GLOVER | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum pushed back Friday against criticism from a rival for his pursuit of funding ...

GOP Hopefuls Switch From Persuasion To Mobilization

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- In the race for Iowa, Republican presidential candidates are shifting from persuading people to mobilizing them to attend Tuesday'...

Team Cain Comments On GOP Endorsement

AP | By SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Don't expect Herman Cain to endorse any of the Republican presidential candidates before Tuesday's Iowa caucuses Cain's campaign ...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For December 30, 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

This is our last Speculatron Slideshow of the calendar year, everyone. When we next have the opportunity to relate all of the week's campaign highligh...

Romney's Christmas Card Showcases Large Family

Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's 2011 Christmas card features the whole family, including the former Massachusetts governor's children an...

Jon Ward

Romney Campaign Mailer Hits Gingrich: 'Old Dog, Newt Tricks'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Mitt Romney has so far left the bare-knuckle TV attack ads to the super PAC supporting his candidacy, as his campaign has kept its...

Jon Ward

Romney: 'I Pray Every Day'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Mitt Romney rarely talks about his faith in detail, but if he becomes the GOP presidential nominee, he will be the first Mormon to...

Bachmann Ally Joins Her But Eschews Big Move

AP | By BRIAN BAKST | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

EARLY, Iowa -- Republican Michele Bachmann's closest congressional ally has offered kind words for the presidential candidate but stopped short of an ...

Chris Christie Makes 'Sopranos' Joke At Romney Event

Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

New Jersey governor and Mitt Romney supporter Chris Christie joined the GOP presidential candidate on the campaign trail Friday, delivering a speech t...

Mark Blumenthal

Another Iowa Poll Confirms Surprising Late Surge

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new Iowa poll from NBC and Marist College confirms the findings of this week's other polls. Mitt Romney and Ron Paul continue to be th...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Gears Up Its Iowa Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

Tuesday night's Iowa caucus will go a long way toward separating the well-managed Republican campaigns from the vanity projects and amateur operations...

Romney's Sons Reveal Curious New Information, Make Birther Joke

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

During a New Hampshire campaign stop for their father on Thursday, one of Mitt Romney's sons joked that the Republican presidential candidate would re...

Elise Foley

Iowa 2012: The Race For Third

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- Nearly every Republican presidential candidate wants to win in Iowa on Jan. 3. But as the caucuses grow nearer, some are fightin...

Howard Fineman

'I Can't Do Modern Politics'

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- "I can't do modern politics," Newt Gingrich told a Rotary Club breakfast early Friday morning here at a country club near downtown...

Jon Ward

Romney: 'I Am Not A Wall Street Guy, Classically Defined'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said in an interview Thursday that none of the money that flowed into Bain Capital d...

Perry Brings In Texas Army To Help In Key Primary State

Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

By Mary Wisniewski DES MOINES, Iowa--Texas Governor Rick Perry, down in the polls and failing to find a winning campaign strategy, is relying o...

Obama Visiting Key Battleground State After Iowa Caucuses

AP | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

HONOLULU -- President Barack Obama will travel to Cleveland the day after the Iowa caucuses as he seeks to draw a contrast with Republicans running fo...

Newt Fields Polygamy Question

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

STORM LAKE, Iowa — As he scrambles to stop a slide in Iowa, Newt Gingrich's strategy amounts to this: hammer home a message about jobs and the e...

GOP Candidate Struggles To Connect With People

AP | By KASIE HUNT | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

MASON CITY, Iowa -- Dressed in jeans, shirt sleeves rolled up, Mitt Romney reminisced before a noontime crowd about the long car trips his family took...