Romney Wins Iowa By 8 Votes

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Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (C) waves to his supporters during his caucus night rally following republican caucuses in Des Moines, Iowa, on January 3, 2012.
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Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney edged out former Senator Rick Santorum by just eight votes in Tuesday night's Iowa caucuses. After spending most of the night locked in a dead heat with Santorum and Rep. Ron Paul, Romney was declared the winner early Wednesday morning with 24.6 percent of the vote. Paul finished in third place, followed by Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, and Michele Bachmann. Perry announced he would suspend his campaign to return to Texas.

Pat Blank, senior news producer for Iowa Public Radio, reports on what she witnessed at Tuesday's caucuses. Ron Christie, Republican political strategist and political contributor to The Takeaway and WNYC's It's A Free Country, gives his analysis from Des Moines. Jon Ward, senior political reporter for The Huffington Post, looks at how the evangelical vote carried Rick Santorum to a near win in Iowa.