Mitt Romney takes Iowa caucuses by 8 votes

January 4, 2012 10:03

DES MOINES - Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won the Iowa Republican presidential caucuses by a mere eight votes over former US senator Rick Santorum, a party official said on Wednesday.

Tuesday's Iowa caucuses were the first contest in the state-by-state battle for the Republican presidential nomination to face Democratic US President Barack Obama on Nov. 6.

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