Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucuses by eight votes. Former PA Sen. Rick Santorum came in second. Ron Paul finished third. GOP Rep. Michele Bachman finished dead last among the candidates actively campaigning in the state.
The New York Times says the results showcase the divisions within the GOP.
The exit polls say Romney won over voters who were most concerned about defeating President Obama.
John McCain will endorse Mitt Romney in New Hampshire today.
Romney is also buying air time in South Carolina.
A reality check may be coming for Santorum.
Ron Paul said there’s “nothing to be ashamed of” about finishing third.
Newt Gingrich is prepared to attack Romney in New Hamsphire calling him a “Massachusetts moderate managing decay.”
Rick Perry is headed back to Texas to reassess his campaign (
which pretty much means he’s done Update: Perry is staying in the race).
Michele Bachmann didn’t drop out.
Sarah Palin suggests Bachmann should call it quits.
The New York Times has a great graphic on how the candidates travel.
Under the Dome
GOP Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem appointed Julianne Ortman as his Deputy Majority Leader and Bill Ingebrigtsen as an Assistant Majority Leader.
GOP leaders in the Senate met privately today with Gov. Dayton.
Senate Republicans are also looking for a replacement for Michael Brodkorb.
MPR takes a look at GOP Rep. King Banaian’s dilemma on the Vikings stadium: The Economics professor in him doubts the stadium. The politician says wait and see.
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says he’s confident a stadium deal will be in the works shortly.
Wilf also met privately with GOP Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem.
GOP Rep. John Kline had a perfect voting record last year.
The Taliban opened an office outside of Afghanistan – signaling a willingness to start a dialogue with the U.S. for the first time.