The Big Story Blog

Iowa: 100 votes separate Romney, Santorum

Posted at 10:00 PM on January 3, 2012 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Iowa, Politics

With 93 percent of precincts reporting, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are in a dead heat to win tonight's Iowa Republican caucuses.

Both candidates have about 25 percent of the vote with Santorum about 100 votes ahead. That works out to roughly 1 extra vote for Santorum in each Iowa county.

Candidate Ron Paul has told supporters tonight that he'll be one of the top three heading to next week's New Hampshire primary.

A frustrated Newt Gingrich came in fourth, far behind the top three. He told supporters he'll continue on to New Hampshire and lashed out at Romney.


About Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.