The 2012 Republican Caucus in Iowa (21 images)

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucus by a mere eight votes over surprise contender and former Senator Rick Santorum. Texas Rep. Ron Paul finished in a strong third place, with Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry filling out the rest of the top five.
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Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (L), with his wife Ann, speaks to supporters at a campaign rally on January 3, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa. UPI/Brian Kersey
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