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Campaign 2012 / Republicans #1014198

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 29, 2011
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(Studio: Jeff Glor) Report introduced.

(Ames, Iowa: Jan Crawford) Mitt Romney’s momentum in Iowa updated; details given about how this campaign differs from his 2008 run. [ROMNEY – comments on the enthusiastic response to his campaign.] [Iowa campaign consultant David KOCHEL††- says it feels like we’re moving at the right time.] [Supporter Ron WHEELER‡- says support is growing.] Romney’s strategy of low expectations discussed.

(Studio: Jeff Glor) Rick Santorum’s third-place standing in the polls noted; CNN/”Time”/ORC poll findings cited.

(Muscatine, Iowa: Dean Reynolds) Santorum’s low-budget, no-frills campaign featured; details given about his positions on tax cuts and foreign policy and his social agenda. [SANTORUM – predicts he’ll find success in Iowa; states his view on gay marriage.] [Christian conservative Mark FLANDERS‡- supports Santorum.]

(Studio: Jeff Glor) Newt Gingrich’s drop in the polls noted. [In Storm Lake, Iowa, GINGRICH – says it would be foolish for him not to stay in the race.]

Glor, Jeff;
Crawford, Jan;
Reynolds, Dean

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