Iowa nail-biter launches presidential campaign

Posted on 01/4/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin TodayThank you, Iowa, for a thrilling opener to the 2012 presidential election! Drum roll, please. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney eked out an eight-vote victory over former Sen. Rick Santorum, 24.6 percent to 24.5 percent. Rep. Ron Paul came in third at 21.5 percent. Voters over 50 dominated the caucuses, accounting for six in 10 votes. Those 50 to 64 split their votes between Romney and Santorum. Of those over 65, 33 percent preferred Romney; Santorum was second choice, at …