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Rick Perry Iowa Caucus

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Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the results from Iowa demonstrated that, even in the age of social media-powered protests ("convenience fee" this, Verizon!), unlimited money and going negative still pack a potent political punch. These early contests are supposed to be about small-scale retail politics but, post-Citizens United, Romney didn't win by winning over people in diners, he won with a blizzard of negative ads funded by "outside groups." While outside money killed Newt, all the dollars spent by Romney and his allies weren't enough to buy Mitt the caucus-goers' love, as he scraped by with an eight-vote win and a lower percentage of votes than he attracted in 2008. In the aftermath, Bachmann bailed, Perry said he was heading back to Texas -- then abruptly decided to stay in the race, and Santorum became the latest darling of the Not Mitt crowd. Now the unreal reality show, minus its female lead, rolls into New Hampshire.

Amanda Terkel

Will Rick Perry Drop Out Because Of Disappointing Iowa Results?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), coming in a disappointing fifth place in the Iowa caucuses, sounded a somber note at his final speech on Tuesday, raising t...

Perry Reassessing Bid After Poor Finish In Iowa

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — An undeterred Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Wednesday to press ahead with his White House bid as he headed home to map out a winni...

Perry Struggles To Rebound After Big 'Oops'

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

After surging in the polls on the heels of announcing his candidacy last August, Texas Gov. Rick Perry's campaign took a turn for the worse. A series ...

Michael Calderone

Rick Perry Calls Out Politico Over Anonymous Sources

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

ANKENY, Iowa -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry is pushing back against a Politico story that describes deep divisions within the Perry campaign over strategy. ...

Jason Cherkis

Rick Perry, 'Washington Outsider,' Spent Huge Sums At D.C. Hotspots

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent much of his struggling presidential campaign running against one particular place -- Washington, D.C. He...