Michele Bachmann's hopes had been pinned on doing well in the Hawkeye State, where last summer she briefly soared in state polls and, in mid-August, won the Iowa Republican Party's presidential straw poll in Ames.
The field of GOP challengers narrowed a day after the caucuses as Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said she was ending her 2012 presidential bid. Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Rick Perry went home to regroup after his poor showing in the Cornhusker State.
Backers of Mitt Romney say the former Massachusetts governor's campaign is built "to go all the way." With money, organization and the advantage of competing on his home turf, Romney still holds an enormous edge over Rick Santorum.
After Mitt Romney's narrow win in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, the GOP presidential hopefuls move on to New Hampshire, where voters cast their ballots in a primary next week. For more on the Republican presidential race, Steve Inskeep speaks to NPR's Brian Naylor, who is in New Hampshire.
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