What we’re watching: Wed., Dec. 28, 2011


Winning Our Future’s first Iowa television ad casts Newt Gingrich as a “principled conservative.” 

Iowa is among the places least affected by the most pressing issue in the campaign for the White House: unemployment.

Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) predicts that President Obama will narrowly win re-election next year.

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) summed up Republicans’ leadership of the House this year as a “disaster.” 

Mitt Romney and Rick Perry take veiled swipes at Ron Paul over his position on Iran.

A new radio ad put out by an “independent group” asks Iowans to vote for Sarah Palin even though she’s not running.

Joe Arpaio, the controversial Arizona sheriff, referred to Iowa’s Buckeyes while introducing Rick Perry.  Oops!

Republicans accuse the Obama administration of putting the president’s re-election ahead of preventing voter fraud.

The New York Times’ Michael D. Shear has an excellent article on what moves Republican crowds in Iowa.

A factory worker who was fired after Mitt Romney’s Bain Capiital purchased Ampad in 1992 speaks out.

Newt Gingrich says he would not vote for Ron Paul if the Texas Congressman were the GOP presidential nominee.

Ron Paul is out with a new ad that calls his GOP rivals “serial hypocrites” and “flip-floppers.”

Ron Paul’s campaign for the fist time is directly attacking Mitt Romney with campaign ads. 

Mitt Romney said the insurance mandate included in his Massachusetts healthcare law is fundamentally a conservative principle.

Rick Santorum, who may have logged more miles than any other this year, isn’t going down without a fight in Iowa.

The Paul campaign is up with a new ad in Iowa, stressing that he’s the only candidate who can take on the Washington machine.

The latest poll out of Iowa shows Gingrich running a distant third to Ron Paul and Mitt Romney, who are vying for the top spot with just days to go until the Jan. 3 caucuses.

What we're watching: Wed., Dec. 28, 2011