After six months of campaigning, 13 Republican presidential debates, and millions of dollars spent to flood the airwaves with ads, voters finally get a say in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.
Tuesday night, Iowa Republicans will gather at 809 caucus sites across the state, casting ballots for their party's presidential nominee.
The caucuses, the first contest in the primary and caucus calendar, most likely will not determine the eventual nominee, but they will shape the race for the White House and will be closely watched by the national press corps and Republicans nationwide.
Mitt Romney, making his second bid for the nomination, tops most national polls, and spoke confidently at a Monday rally of his chances to win the party's nomination.
"We're going to win this thing with all of our passion and strength, and do everything we can to get this campaign on the right track to go across the nation and to pick up other states and to get the ballots I need and the votes I need to become our nominee," he said in Marion.
Romney's language on Monday was the strongest to date when discussing his odds. While the former Massachusetts governor hasn't spent much time this cycle campaigning in Iowa, he has stepped up his efforts in recent weeks. Romney wraps up his Iowa campaigning on Tuesday.FULL STORY