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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / CAMPAIGN 2012

The Iowa Caucus: Scenes from the Ground-- PICTURES

December 31, 2011

Here's a look at some of the candidates on Iowa caucus day, and before.

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney address supporters with his wife Ann and their sons behind him during a Romney for President Iowa Caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and wife Ann arrive for a Romney for President Iowa Caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 3, 2012.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is joined by his wife Karen as he waves to supporters at his Iowa caucus victory party Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Johnston, Iowa.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

 

Five-year-old Zoey McCarty holds a placard for Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at his Iowa caucus victory party Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Johnston, Iowa.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich arrives for his caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

 

Ron Paul, R-Texas, tries to quiet the crowd at his caucus night rally, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Ankeny, Iowa.(Eric Gay)

 

Barb Hansen tallies votes during a caucus of precinct 42 near Smithland, Iowa Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum shared the straw poll ballot with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann in a caucus race as jumbled as any in the 40 years since Iowa gained the presidential campaign lead-off position.(AP Photo/Dave Weaver)

Ramsey Fowler, 17, of Kansas City, Mo., watches early caucus results at the reception site of Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, in Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

 

Supporters wait for GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney to apear at a campaign rally after the conclusion of the Iowa Caucuses in Des Moines, Iowa.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

Barb Hansen counts ballots during a caucus of precinct 42 near Smithland, Iowa Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum shared the straw poll ballot with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann in a caucus race as jumbled as any in the 40 years since Iowa gained the presidential campaign lead-off position.(AP Photo/Dave Weaver)

Chris Kreger and John Carr talk outside a Tuesday Jan 3, 2012 at precinct 42 near Smithland, Iowa. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum shared the straw poll ballot with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann in a caucus race as jumbled as any in the 40 years since Iowa gained the presidential campaign lead-off position. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)

 

Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks on his behalf during caucus night at Point of Grace Church Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Waukee, Iowa.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Voters debate during a caucus of precinct 42 near Smithland, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum shared the straw poll ballot with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann in a caucus race as jumbled as any in the 40 years since Iowa gained the presidential campaign lead-off position. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)(Dave Weaver)

 

A speech is seen on a teleprompter ahead of Mitt Romney's election night party at the Hotel Fort Des Moines in Des Moines on Tuesday.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

 

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann, enter a caucus day rally at the Temple for Performing Arts, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

 

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a caucus day rally at the Temple for Performing Arts, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a caucus day rally Tuesday at the Temple for Performing Arts Des Moines, Iowa.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, carry signs and flags near the campaign bus for fellow Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn, during a campaign stop Tuesday at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

 

Volunteers make phone calls Tuesday on behalf of Mitt Romney at his campaign headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum reacts to a question from the media at a campaign stop at Valley High School, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in West Des Moines, Iowa.(CHARLIE RIEDEL/AP)

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich stands with his wife, Callista, as he buys ice cream at Elly's Tea and Coffee House in Muscatine, Iowa, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.(CHARLES DHARAPAK/AP)

 

Signs hang on the wall of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.(Vucci EVAN VUCCI/AP)

Ruth and Robert Cochran, from Lenox, Iowa, arrive early at a campaign event for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul at the Iowa State Fair Grounds in Des Moines on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011.(CHARLES DHARAPAK/AP)

William Temple shows his support for Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann as her bus departs following a campaign stop at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.(ERIC GAY/AP)

 

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum meets with supporters at the Daily Grind coffee shop in Polk City, Iowa.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney along with his wife, Ann, and four of his five sons appear before supporters at a campaign rally at the Competitive Edge Company in Clive, Iowa.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, campaign on Tuesday at Elly's Tea and Coffee House in Muscatine, Iowa.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

 

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry reacts on Monday after speaking to local residents during a campaign stop at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann shakes hands on Monday with a store owner during a campaign stop.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann waves from her bus on Monday following a campaign stop in West Des Moines, Iowa.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

 

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul campaigns on Monday at the Steeple Gate Inn in Davenport, Iowa.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

CBS News/National Journal reporter Sarah Boxer tweets from Iowa on Monday: "@SarahB_CBSNJ No shortage of Romney signs in Dubuque"(Sarah Boxer via Twitter)

 

CBS News/National Journal reporter Sarah Huisenga tweeted from Iowa on Monday: "@SarahH_CBSNJ The Newt bus once again drove into his speech venue...this time to 'Eye of the Tiger'"

CBS News/National Journal reporter Rodney Hawkins tweets from Iowa on Monday: "@Rodney_CBSNJ Where's Waldo? Bachmann is getting a lot of media coverage today in west Des Moines"(Rodney Hawkins via Twitter)

 

The Atlantic's Garance Franke-Ruta tweets from Iowa on Monday: "@thegarance Described by Romney as the 'two-Mitted man'"(Garance Franke-Ruta via Twitter)

The Atlantic's Garance Franke-Ruta tweets from Iowa on Monday: "@thegarance For when you're hunting libruls, the salesman tells me."(Garance Franke-Ruta via Twitter)

CBS News/National Journal reporter Sarah Boxer tweeted this portrait of Mitt Romney volunteer @dennislennox using instragram from Iowa on Monday.(Sarah Boxer via Instagram)

 

CBS News/National Journal reporter Naureen Khan tweets from Iowa on Sunday: "@naureen_cbsNJ Coffeeshop in Sioux City crammed with ppl to see Santorum"(Naureen Khan via Twitter)

CBS News/National Journal reporter Rodney Hawkins tweets from Iowa on Sunday: "@Rodney_CBSNJ Bachmann preaching to church goers in Oskaloosa, IA. Marcus smiling as his wife is speaking"(Rodney Hawkins via Instragram)

 

CBS News/National Journal reporter Sarah Huisenga tweets from Iowa on Sunday: "@SarahH_CBSNJ Gingrich visits his third crowded sports bar of the day...this one in Waterloo."(Sarah Huisenga via Twitter)

GOP Presidential Candidate Riick Santorum meets with supporters at a football watchng party at the Okoboji Grill restaurant in Johnston, Iowa.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry meets with people before a church service at the Lutheran Church of Hope on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 in West Des Moines, Iowa.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

 

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich arrives for a church service at St. Ambrose Cathedral on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, center, speaks during a town hall meeting, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in Sioux City, Iowa.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

 

Supporters of presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, listen to him speak at a Salute to Veterans Rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Dec. 28.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a campaign appearance at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in Knoxville, Iowa.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum meets with supporters at a football-watching party at the Okoboji Grill restaurant in Johnston, Iowa on Dec. 30.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

 

Buttons for sale outside an event where GOP Presidential candidate Ron Paul spoke to supporters in the Media Center of the Iowa Speedway on Dec. 28, 2011, in Newton, Iowa. (Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

GOP Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista before he speaks to a crowd of supporters at the Dubuque Country Club in Dubuque on Dec. 27.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

A boy holds a flag during a Mitt Romney campaign rally in West Des Moines on Dec. 30.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

 

Paul runs the media gauntlet before speaking to supporters at the Iowa Speedway in Newton on Dec. 28.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

Romney is introduced by his wife Ann before making a major policy address before supporters at the Blackhawk Hotel in Davenport on Dec. 27.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

Romney greets supporters after speaking at a rally at Kinzler Construction in Ames on Dec. 29.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

 

Romney speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in West Des Moines on Dec. 30.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

Protestors interrupt Paul as he tries to speak to supporters at a Salute to Veterans Rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Dec. 28.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

Paul speaks to supporters at a Salute to Veterans Rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Dec. 28.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

 

Romney gives a TV interview after a campaign rally in West Des Moines on Dec. 30.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

A very young supporter of Paul listens to him speak at a Salute to Veterans Rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Dec. 28.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

Romney supporters listen during a campaign rally in West Des Moines on Dec. 30.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

 

Gingrich holds a press availability after speaking to a crowd of supporters at the Dubuque Country Club on Dec. 27.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

Romney and his wife Ann stand by as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a campaign rally in West Des Moines on Dec. 30.(Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

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