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Season 2012 Episode 0104

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Aired Unknown Jan 04, 2012 on Democracy Now!
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Winning by just eight votes, Mitt Romney narrowly beat Rick Santorum for the GOP presidential nomination in the closest Iowa Republican caucus in history. Both Romney and Santorum received just more than 25 percent of the vote, while Rep. Ron Paul of Texas placed third with 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich placed fourth followed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who then announced he is going back to Texas to reassess his campaign. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, who won the Iowa straw poll in August, placed sixth with just 5 percent of the vote. After our broadcast, the Associated Press reported a Bachmann advisor says she will end her White House bid. [Rush transcript to come. Check back soon.]moreless

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