January 19, 2012 On the evening of the Jan. 3 caucuses, it was estimated Mitt Romney was eight votes ahead. Now, official say, Rick Santorum has a slight edge. Still, it's basically a split decision. Some precincts' results are missing.
January 7, 2012 Rick Santorum has complained about being disregarded during a string of Republican presidential debates. The former Pennsylvania senator has a point, but should be at the center of attention during a pair of televised debates this weekend that lead into the New Hampshire primary.
January 6, 2012 A Thursday visit to Rick Santorum's South Carolina headquarters suggested that the Republican presidential candidate may need to go beyond that Iowa photo op of himself pheasant hunting in a bright orange hat and vest to quell some gun owners' concerns about him.
January 6, 2012 After GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum triumphed in the Iowa caucuses this week, his stand against birth control and his links to the lobbying industry are coming under scrutiny.
January 6, 2012 Rick Santorum's surprisingly strong showing in the Iowa caucuses was less of a surprise in his home state of Pennsylvania. There he's known as a master-campaigner who's at his best when he's an underdog. But his conservative social views have hurt him with voters in the past.
January 5, 2012 The Republican presidential candidate didn't tone down his made-for-Iowa religious-based message when he hit the ground in much-more secular New Hampshire. He had a spirited back-and-forth with a high school senior on the issue of same-sex marriage.
January 4, 2012 Backers of Mitt Romney say the former Massachusetts governor's campaign is built "to go all the way." With money, organization and the advantage of competing on his home turf, Romney still holds an enormous edge over Rick Santorum.
January 4, 2012 The poll looked at the effects of Iowa and found Mitt Romney maintaining a commanding lead.
January 4, 2012 Like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2008, Rick Santorum pulled off a late surge in Iowa with an appeal to social conservatives. Huckabee came in third in New Hampshire, then faded. Can Santorum avoid the same fate?
January 3, 2012 Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney eked out an eight-vote win after he and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum swapped the slimmest of leads back and forth in Tuesday's caucuses. With returns complete, each had won the support of roughly 25 percent of caucusgoers.
January 2, 2012 A new Des Moines Register poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers has Mitt Romney in first place, followed by Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. But Santorum's popularity is surging. He's hoping to consolidate the state's evangelical vote, like Mike Huckabee did in 2008, and finish second or even first.
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.