Newt Gingrich's win in South Carolina was big enough to ensure that the Republican primary season will remain competitive for weeks to come.
But even in the immediate aftermath of the former House speaker's 12 percentage point victory over Mitt Romney, analysts were asking whether Gingrich's newfound momentum would be enough to sustain a serious challenge.
Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain waves at a rally the College of Charleston on January 20, 2012. Comedian Stephen Colbert held the event with Cain, titled "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain South Cain-olina Primary Rally", as part of his pseudo-run for president of "The United States of South Carolina."
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The days leading up to the Palmetto state’s primary were a raucous affair with spirited television debates, candidates dropping out, major mud flinging and an inundation of attack ads. Now that the dust has settled, we’ll talk about who won, who lost, and how this contest shapes the rest of the republican Presidential race.
Originally published on Sat January 21, 2012 12:31 am
Rick Santorum is officially the winner of the Jan. 3 Iowa Republican presidential caucus. The state Republican Party reversed itself from a previous assertion that it would not declare one, given problems at eight precincts, as The Des Moines Register reported.
In a news release late Friday, the party said it called the race "in order to clarify conflicting reports and to affirm the results released Jan. 18 by the Republican Party of Iowa."