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 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney speaks to supporters at a campaign rally on January 2, 2012 in Dubuque, Iowa. Romney leads the field of Republican presidential hopefuls in the polling before Tuesday's Iowa Caucus. UPI/Brian Kersey
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