Thursday, January 19, 2012
Official count out this morning says Romney really lost by 34 votes.
It's not looking like a good day for Mitt Romney. The Des Moines Register and other news outlets are reporting this morning that the official count from the Jan. 3 Iowa Caucus shows that Rick Santorum – not Romney – actually wound up with a 34-vote advantage. Results from eight precincts are still missing, the Register reported, but they will never be recovered and certified. That means that according to the certified numbers, Santorum comes out on top, with 29,839 votes to Romney's 29,805. Romney had been declared the winner on caucus night by a slim 8-vote margin, which helped propel him to a big win in the New Hampshire Primary. Also today, a new poll has Newt Gingrich closing on Romney in South Carolina, whose residents go to the polls…
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won the Iowa Caucuses by 8 votes over Rick Santorum.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania finished second in the Iowa Caucuses on Tuesday. Mitt Romney claimed victory by a mere eight votes over Rick Santorum in the closest GOP race in the storied history of the Iowa caucuses, according to the Iowa City Patch. Next Tuesday, New Hampshire voters have their say in GOP nominations, followed by South Carolina and Florida. Santorum has homes in Pennsylvania and Virginia. He has claimed residency in both states this year. For more on his residency issues, see this article on the Plum-Oakmont Patch. According to the Iowa City Patch, Santorum was helped by endorsements from Bob Vander Plaats and Chuck Hurley of The Family Leader, a prominent evangelical group in Iowa. He …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
He has two homes in two states, has claimed residency in both this year—and his newest home in Virginia has a purchase price of $0 listed, opening the door to more questions.
At the Iowa Straw Poll in August, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum handed out samples of what he dubbed “Pennsylvania Presidential Peach Preserves.” According to a story in the Des Moines (IA) Register, he told a crowd at the Perry Public Library that he, his wife Karen and their children had harvested 600 early peaches from their fruit trees back home, peeled them and made them into 40 jars of peach preserves to take with them to the Straw Poll. It’s unlikely the peaches came from the $106,000 Penn Hills, PA, home Santorum still—sometimes—claims as his residence. Other than in the supermarkets of the post-World War II suburb that borders Pittsburgh, the only place to find the product of 600 peaches in Penn Hills might be in…