Iowa Caucus Night Results: Romney 25%, Santorum 25%, Paul 21%

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Ron Paul Campaign Celebrates Great Victory at Iowa Caucus

Paul makes history in first-in-nation voting state

With 99% of precincts reporting, Ron Paul came in a strong third at the Iowa caucuses, gaining 21% of the vote.

  1. Mitt Romney 30,015 votes (25%)
  2. Rick Santorum 30,007 votes (25%)
  3. Ron Paul 26,219 votes (21%)
  4. Newt Gingrich 16,251 votes (13%)
  5. Rick Perry 12,604 votes (10%)
  6. Michele Bachmann 6,073 votes (5%)
  7. Jon Huntsman 745 votes (1%)

The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign is celebrating a great victory with its strong top-three finish at the Iowa Caucus. Below please find comments from Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton:

“The Ron Paul campaign is celebrating a great victory tonight.

There were three tickets out of Iowa, and Ron Paul earned one of them.

One of the three tickets, the one belonging to Rick Santorum, is a dead-end due to Santorum’s weak fundraising and lack of national campaign organization.

This is now a two way race between establishment candidate Mitt Romney and the candidate for real change, Ron Paul.

Ron Paul has a top notch national organization, tremendous fundraising prowess, and unequaled enthusiasm among his volunteers and supporters.

Dr. Paul has taken the first step towards earning the delegates it will take to be the GOP nominee and is the only candidate not named Mitt Romney with the ability to do so.

Ron Paul is now off to New Hampshire, South Carolina, Louisiana, Nevada, Maine, North Dakota, Washington, Colorado, and beyond.

See you on the campaign trail.”

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124 responses to “Iowa Caucus Night Results: Romney 25124, Santorum 25124, Paul 21124”

  1. Tomiko Dodridge

    Touche. Outstanding arguments. Keep up the great spirit.

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  2. Doris Cervenka

    Ron Paul did wonderful considering all the News Networks trashed talked him into the ground. They spent hours trashing him. nothing fair and Balanced. Fox News saying voting for Paul was wasting your vote. Paul can not only beat any Republican. He can beat Obama. I am sick to death of Fox News and Donald Trump. I usually love watching iFox News. But, Just wrong what they did to all. One after other comentators all trashing. When finally had Ron Pauls son on. They first thing. They said. Won,t your father cause Obama to win. Shouldn,t your father get out of the race. Before the race even started.

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  3. Simon Morgan

    Rick and Mitt will crash and burn both slimy liars! The honest man will come through!

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  4. Dennis Johnson

    LOL. This is rich. Ron Paul supporters are "Creepy and Loony". The guy (RP) finds 26,000+ mindless idiots in Iowa to vote for him, which is a miracle in itself and these morons say that most of his votes were stolen. LOL. The number of votes he did get in Iowa shows how dangerous it is to just drive through that stupid state.

    The real conspiracy that's taking place right under your nose is the one that Mitt R. is putting together (once he's president) to round up all of Ron Pauls supporters and deport them back to the nut houses where they escaped from . Check it out.

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    1. Scott R

      @Dennis Johnson Dennis- Ron Paul has real support because he is offering a real explaination to the economic woes the US is facing and the solution- cut the debt. He is a highly honorable man as far as going out and fighting for our rights as citizens. Just look at the patriot act for example. Do you really think the GOVERNMENT should be allowed to take our rights away when things get hairy overseas or even in-house? It is SO obvious that most candidates are power hungry and care more about themselves then the public. I am sorry that you feel RP folks are loony, some of them are I'm not denying that. But really look at the issues and facts. Who can we trust to do us right in the white house? Only one name comes to mind.

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    2. Loan Auditor

      @Dennis Johnson Ron Paul made a great showing not because of Republicans, but because of 'crossovers'. His anti-war stance is most appealing to Dems, who are sick of smooth talking liars who justify murder by calling it war.

      That's why he has a great chance of winning - Dems far outnumber Reps and if he appeals more to them and less to the warloving Reps (like yourself Mr. Johnson) he'll easily skate to the convention.

      What most people won't comment on is the huge elephant in the room - that most of what Ron Paul espouses will happen anyway if our administration doesn't make decisive changes. We will lose our bases to governments that we owe money to, we will have more Lehman-style implosions that will leave people suddenly penniless (as an account holder of the recent MF Global collapse can tell you) and we will lose at least one giant Dept of Sucking Govt Money with Little to Show for it (take your pick, DEpt of Ed, HUD, Energy, etc).

      Why? It is because we simply can't afford them.

      We need to make the hard decisions not before those decisions are made for us. And they will be made for us if we do nothing, or so little that it doesn't do anything. Credit only exists where there is capital, and when that is gone there is nothing to extend.

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  5. Scott R

    Folks I respectfully disagree about the voting being "rigged". I beg you Ron Paul supporters to please stop looking for conspiracy everywhere. Don't worry, I'm sure Dr. Paul would let us know if there was some problems here. As long as there is no word from him, all the complaining does is add to the sense other voters get that Ron Paul supporters are "creepy"... or "loony". These are the exact people I'm trying to convert so it is important. Keep it fact based please.

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    1. PeterWexler

      @Scott R

      Yes!!! And Israel was behind the 1993 WTC bombing! (See http://wexblog.prwexler.com for details!!!!

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    2. SovereignGlobalist

      @Scott R I tend to agree. I am by no means a conspiracy theorist. Plenty of them on the socialist side of the spectrum and plenty of them on the social conservative side too.

      Occam's Razor is my guid.

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  6. Bommetje

    Ron Paul!! Please please please please understand that with everything you give as supporters and campaign-members you never ever gonna win if you don't check the voting-machines and how the votes are being counted!!!! That's how he lost Iowa etc. in 2008!!!!!! And that would be a big disappointment again!! Watch ''Hacking Democracy'' a documentary about this........ Bommetje from China

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  7. braveheart

    I think Ron Paul actually won by a landslide, but the voting process is rigged. Why are we still using the same electronic voting machines (built by Diebold) that were discovered in California to be committing vote fraud and had to pay millions in restitution ? Highly intelligent people running for office, yet no one is questioning the validity of the vote count. We should go back to the original way of hand-held ballots, audited by hand-picked, volunteer Reps. from each cadidate as the ballots come in. We should be guarding the voting process like Fort Knox ! Our freedom is at stake. (see documentary DVD " Hacking Democracy". Truely bone-chilling.)

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  8. mirrormanxkl

    It's necessary for Ron Paul supporters to make certain to pose a few questions to Santorum's would be supporters...as for example how would he pay for an expanded war against Iran, and how would he manage to dislodge Syria from Lebanon as he claims he wants to do. To say that he stands for one thing or another is easy to do, to actually show how he intends to pay for such military excursions is another. He is simply offering to keep the Ben Bernanke free money flowing for years even if the American people are drowning in debt. You should also point out that Rupert Murdoch endorsed him and the fact that the only thing Rupert Murdoch believes in is the expansion of the wars and wants Rick Santorum to play the part of George Bush once again!

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  9. TelFiRE

    I was seriously thinking of voting for Jon Huntsman if Ron Paul got screwed out of it, until he acted like a total pussy over a light-hearted tweet. He can NOT handle the pressures of presidency.

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  10. TelFiRE

    Yes.

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  11. Theodore Boosalis

    BTW, the finishes gave the first three candidates 7 delegates - so much for third place...

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  12. joem627

    Dr Paul You should challenges Iowa results I know the GOP like to cheat They want Romney and how can Rick soar with in a few day. they made in look good so there be no challenges. you need to fight them. We the American need you. I am there for you and let take back our country.

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  13. joem627

    joe m

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  14. Eline

    @voting for someone else
    Baffling, stupid and naive to even think Paul would post that.
    That said, he'd better monitor what is posted under his name, or they'll screw up for him AGAIN, like with those newsletters.

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  15. Vleirmuisen

    In a warm climate, no man will labour for himself who can make another labour for him. This is so true, that of the proprietors of slaves a very small proportion indeed are ever seen to labour. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever: that considering numbers, nature and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation, is among possible events: that it may become probable by supernatural interference!

    ~Thomas Jefferson

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  16. Vleirmuisen

    Political Rap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF1D7fDRbQ0

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  17. Liberty

    I think somewhere there is a published record that can show the voter how the state recorded each Iowans vote by precinct. Maybe people should check this record for discrepancies.

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  18. Jason Barnett

    Weird all the polls I looked at before the votes were in suggested Paul was tied with first...and that was with Mitt...

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  19. dagobertotorres

    Ron Paul crossing the Potomac

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/6617644643_802ca13fff_z.jpg

    INSPIRING!!!!

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  20. RonPaulandProsperityFan

    I watched all of Ron Paul's youtube videos on debates and interviews on air. I am impressed with his consistency over many years. I want to help him out, but how can I in Chicago? Where are the Chicago caucus voting at. I have at least 10 people that will vote for Ron Paul or whoever I convince them of. I am lower middle class with limited funds. I can only preach Ron Paul's ideas to those around me. How can I help Ron Paul get a fair shake in the media darkness he gets? I really want prosperity for our country with Ron Paul's ideas. He makes the only sense out there. I believe him to be true to his word because of his past statements are still the same in the present without flip- flopping.

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    1. Liberty

      @RonPaulandProsperityFan Hi,

      With limited funds, you can join the phone bank 2012 and call from your home prospective Ron Paul voters. Check the Ron Paul official website or the Ron Paul 2012 Daily. Another inexpensive way is to place bumper stickers on your car. You can purchase that from the official website under products or you can order from the RonPaul Products.com. You can make your own banners or yard signs. You can become a precinct captain.

      Welcome to supporting Ron Paul. Here's a good video about Ron Paul and share it.

      http://tekgnosis.typepad.com/tekgnosis/2012/01/ron-paul-many-people-who-watch-this-whole-video-change-their-vote.html

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  21. SovereignGlobalist

    I like your screen name. I consider myself a real liberal, in the Frederic Bastiat sense. That is a social liberal and economic liberal (English sense means civil liberties and FREE MARKETS)

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  22. youngrevolutionist

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQQxEHAh3Cc&feature=g-all-u&context=G29f3128FAAAAAAAAFAA

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  23. youngrevolutionist

    btw ron paul said he didnt tweet this check the last minute in the video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQQxEHAh3Cc&feature=g-all-u&context=G29f3128FAAAAAAAAFAA

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  24. Aaron Fox

    Hi guys, I'm from Townsville, Australia and although I obviously can't show my support by voting, I wanted everyone to know that Ron Paul has a large following here as well. Unfortunately our media follows the same example of bias as MSM everywhere else. If my government (which was decided by three independents) is going to blindly follow the US, I'd prefer they followed Ron Paul.

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  25. GaryNolan

    All I desire is individual freedom, free enterprise, fiscal responsibility, no further economic control over our lives & currency by the FED, and end to foreign interventionism (and the concomitant saving of lives and money), and an adherence to the Bill of Rights ... for ALL Americans regardless of national origin, religion, or economic status. IS there anything WRONG with such a desire?

    If somone says there IS something wrong with my desire, then I request 2 things:

    1) Tell me HOW my desire is WRONG, and

    2) Tell me explicitly WHAT you (that someone) would desire instead.

    I am anxious to learn how/if I am wrong and WHAT would be MORE desirable.

    For those who SHARE my above desire, then the ONLY candidate who could help to achieve such a desire is DR. RON PAUL. Thus, I support him not for his "party affiliation" or for ANY OTHER REASON other than I believe he also has the above desire for all Americans.

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    1. Bobbo

      You would imagine that those are values to be embraced, however, as you know, not everyone embraces true values, just like not everyone embraces the laws of the land... It is sad but true... there are those that simply want to embrace evil and take life the hard way around... Ron Paul obviously represents true American Values... some people love chaos and contempt... there are also some people that are spoiled rotten, that have become comfortable with their handouts and leverage... afraid that they will lose their positions of comfort... Federal employees that would be cut, school teachers that are being coerced into believing they will be cut, government run programs... The problem that many haven't come to grips with, is we are capsizing, and the party is over... Ron Paul is the only obvious life support system we have in place currently... a purest with the gumption to return us to our roots and willing to take on the elitist in doing so... The holdouts won't realize this until it is over! They will be the ones crying the loudest!

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    2. Scott R

      @GaryNolan So true Gary. I am 100% with you. Unfortunately, SO MANY Americans have forgotten that we CAN NOT have freedom and equality in America. We have such an entitlement driven society that even the news media is on the side of the "99%". The class warfare needs to stop before every last job leaves and goes to China. What is even scarier is that I see this entitlement especially in young people. We have the best capibilities to share and spread conservative values with the internet and yet there seems to still be a mass bias against us that is still growing. We need to reward the best and brightest here in America with policy that allows them to succeed- not allienate them for working hard and achieving something. We also need a monitary policy that allows people that have worked hard their whole lives to keep that and not allow the value of their dollars to drop!! This "anything to maintain growth" strategy by the FED is rediculous. The longer it goes on the harder the eventual fall will be.

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  26. luckycharmz336

    Good, we don't want sissies on Pauls side - its a REVOLUTION

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  27. joe2012

    Agree.

    He should also do a better job of explaining the reasons he has for cutting the 5 departments. For instance, the department of Education......he should elaborate that since the start of this department US test scores have dropped in all categories (math, science etc) and the cost per pupil had more than doubled. So, twice the money with half the results. Standardized testing is a waste of time and money. After 12 years of public education our kids should be a lot smarter and prepared for the world at large.

    He should explain that if we weren't paying so much federal tax that the states could tax for the difference. The money for education doesn't have to leave the state.

    Otherwise, people will believe that he is anti education.

    Go Ron Paul. Time to take the gloves off.

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  28. joe2012

    What do you expect from the British Brainwashing Corporation...we have Fox and CNN to tell us how and what to think.

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