2012 Iowa Caucuses

By Sara Mays

Presidential candidate hopefuls took Iowa by storm to kick off the race to the Presidential nomination. After numerous appearances and speeches to the residents of Iowa, it was left up to the people on Caucus night to decide their fate. Mitt Romney won the Caucus with 24.6%, while Rick Santorum came in at a close and surprising second at 24.5%. Michele Bachmann came in last with 5% which caused her to drop out of the race the day after the Caucus.

Mitt Romney30,015 24.6%

Rick Santorum30,007 24.5%

Ron Paul26,219 21.4%

Newt Gingrich16,251 13.3%

Rick Perry12,604 10.3%

Michele Bachmann 5%

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