The primary race in Iowa continues (39 images)

With the first national GOP presidential caucus looming ahead on Jan. 3, 2012, the candidates are hitting the road in Iowa looking to raise their profile, their standing in the polls and their chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination.
Updated: Jan. 3, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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Republican 2012 presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney makes remarks during a town hall meeting at Missouri Valley Steel, a steel fabricating company, in Sioux City, Iowa, December 16, 2011, in advance of Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses, January 3,2012. UPI/Mike Theiler
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