January 21st, 2012
12:20 AM ET

Iowa GOP officials declare Rick Santorum winner of Iowa caucuses

The Iowa Republican Party officially declares Rick Santorum the winner of the Iowa caucuses late Friday.

Initial returns gave Mitt Romney a eight-vote margin of victory over Santorum, giving the former Massachusetts governor a major momentum boost heading into the New Hampshire primary.

However, a recount later gave Santorum a 34-vote advantage over Romney in Iowa. The news comes as voters head to the polls Saturday for the South Carolina primary.

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  1. hawkeye

    @nightingale well tell ya what in 4yrs when the democrats are haveing their caucus in iowa because a republican will be pres,they can show the republicans how its done ok

    January 21, 2012 at 8:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. WE THE PEOPLE

    I PLEDGE ALIGENCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR WHICH IT STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD INDIVISABLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!

    January 21, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. hawkeye

    That one nation under god thing seems to be something obama doesnt know anything about

    January 21, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      'hawkeye':

      Obama has more of a moral compass than Gingy any day of the day, week, month, or year.
      Obama hasn't forgotten the one nation thing, but Gingy has forgotten his moral and civil laws again and again.
      Before you bring up BC, as you invariably will, bear in mind that he is not been elected to the presidency, and thankfully, won't be.

      January 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bea

      you are such a liar

      January 22, 2012 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. mickey mouse

    @eathen r Is that what you really think.Then why was obama just at disneyland trieing to take my job.Ya he told them he could save them money,they wouldnt have to use fake ears his is big enough.

    January 21, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Phil J.

    Why were the results of the Iowa caucuses reported when eight precints were not even counted? Momentum is important and announcing a winner prematurely is unfair.

    January 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Big Game James

    @hawkeye seems you don't know anything about it either. He who is without sin cast the first stone. And something tells me you are not short of sin.

    January 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      Good afternoon, Big Game James.
      How are you, sir?

      January 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Big Game James

    @Banasy Trying to stay warm and dry. A bit rainy and cold in the Southeast today. Hope all is well with you!!

    January 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. sss c kkkeeelll

    Who cares, I hope the bas*ard chokes on a ckicken bone.

    January 21, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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