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September 27, 2013 8:07 AM The 2016 Campaign Is On -- But Stop Gaming Out Iowa

Yes, the 2016 nomination battles are on, and reporting on them is a great idea. That said: let's not get ahead of ourselves. It's too early to game out Iowa, much less the events after that. It's too early to...

By Jonathan Bernstein

August 20, 2013 11:48 AM Can a Presidential Candidate Skip Iowa? Not Really.

Yes, it's time to roll this one out already: The first question Team Christie will have to confront will be whether they play in Iowa at all.  (Christie adviser Mike DuHaime declined to engage questions for this story.) The last...

By Jonathan Bernstein

January 19, 2012 12:25 PM Why Is It So Hard to Count Votes in the Iowa Caucus?

So apparently Santorum did win the Iowa caucus.  Maybe.  Eight precincts’ numbers can’t be certified.  Justin Wolfers tweets: Iowa, you are a joke: GOP finds errors in caucus results from 131 precincts, has no count for 8. I attended only...

By John Sides

January 05, 2012 11:08 AM America’s Spoiled Voters, in Iowa and Elsewhere

Seven days ago, the Rick Santorum boom was still a glint in Mike Allen’s eye. In a Des Moines Register poll published the weekend before the Iowa caucuses, 41 percent of respondents said they weren’t sure whom they were going...

By Michael Kinsley

January 04, 2012 12:30 PM The Santorum Surge

The Pizza Ranch in Altoona, Iowa sits amidst a long series of strip malls.  At 5 pm on Caucus Eve, an hour before Santorum appears, Carl Cameron is the first person you encounter inside—deeply tanned with pancake make-up, talking seriously...

By John Sides