December 28, 2011 With more social conservatives in the race this time around, the Romney camp hopes the evangelical vote will splinter, propelling him to a top-two finish in Iowa.
December 20, 2011 Rick Santorum received the personal endorsements of two leaders of Iowa's Christian conservatives, The Family Leader's CEO Bob Vander Plaats and Chuck Hurley, president of Iowa Family Policy Center Action, The Family Leader's educational arm.
December 19, 2011 The race may feel more fluid than usual this year, but just as many caucus-goers were undecided this late in the game four years ago.
December 15, 2011 Iowa's popular Gov. Terry Branstad hasn't endorsed any of the Republican presidential candidates crisscrossing his state yet. Still, Branstad will eventually be endorsing someone after the Jan. 3 caucuses. As he told All Things Considered co-host Melissa Block Thursday: "I want to work to help unite the party behind the winner of the nomination process."
December 9, 2011 Saturday's Republican presidential debate could offer one of the best chances yet to compare the top candidates.The field is winnowed to six, with the departure of Herman Cain and the disinvitation of Jon Huntsman. And voting to determine the Republican nominee begins in 25 days.
December 6, 2011 A new survey finds that prospective Iowa Republican caucus-goers favor tough border and workplace immigration enforcement, but favor modernization of legal immigration.
November 19, 2011 Six GOP presidential candidates vying for the support of social conservatives took part in a wide-ranging forum that featured discussion over abortion, gay marriage and the role of religion in public life. But notably absent was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who declined the invitation.
October 24, 2011 Texas Gov. Rick Perry's struggling campaign turns to tried-and-true Republican operatives to shore up its efforts as weeks tick down to primary season. One is a veteran of disaster management.
October 21, 2011 Cain now holds a big lead over Mitt Romney in a new University of Iowa poll. Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann lag further behind, trailing even Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.
October 17, 2011 Iowa's Republican Party officials have set their presidential caucuses for Jan. 3, maintaining that state's position as the first contest. The move was expected though Iowa officials had been waiting to see what date New Hampshire would choose. The New England state has yet to announce an earlier date for its primary. So Iowa went decided to go ahead and pick a date.