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How Many 2012 Contenders Plan to Bypass Iowa?

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Since the 1970s, the Iowa caucuses have been one of the earliest indications of a presidential candidate’s primary strength. And even before the actual caucuses take place, the Ames Straw Poll in the fall of the year before charts the feelings of important voters. And yet some potential Republican candidates have indicated they may well …

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Who is Jon Hunstman?

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Republican Jon Huntsman Jr., the former U.S. ambassador to China, has a political profile that sets him apart from the pack of possible 2012 GOP presidential candidates. For starters, he starred in a 2004 advertisement with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger lobbying for congressional action on climate change. Huntsman, a former Utah governor, also boasts solid …

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GOP Picture for 2012 Remains Blurry

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By NEIL KING JR. And JONATHAN WEISMAN The crop of 2012 Republican presidential candidates is about to expand, adding faces to one of the most varied—and muddled—GOP fields in decades. The lineup currently lacks a clear favorite to stir the GOP base, to the dismay of many in the party. A Gallup poll released Friday …

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What history will apply to the 2012 election?

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Handicapping an election 19 months away seems relevant only to political junkies except for this: Expectations, as shrewd investors know, affect actions. The Republican presidential field might be more formidable if President Obama were less strongly favored. And over time, what Congress does will be shaped by the presidential campaign’s direction. Views of 2012 are …

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