It may be New Year's Eve weekend, but with the Iowa caucuses closing in, there will be no holiday for all but one of the Republican presidential candidates.
Rep. Ron Paul is heading home to Texas to spend the holiday with his wife. But his campaign said the congressman will be back on the trail Monday morning.
Tuesday's Iowa caucus kicks off the primary and caucus calendar.
Paul, who's making his third run for president, has seen his poll numbers in Iowa rise over the past couple of weeks. In the latest surveys of likely GOP caucus-goers, Paul is battling former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the top spot in the field of candidates.
With his jump in polls, Paul has come under increased attack from the other candidates and from some conservative groups, who call his views on foreign policy dangerous.
Romney, the other front-runner in Iowa, returns to the state from New Hampshire on Saturday and will campaign there through caucus day.
The other candidates have a full calendar as well.FULL STORY