Post Caucus PolitiFacts Check

Jan 4, 2012

The 2012 campaign leapt from debate stand to voting booth last night, as Iowa held the first national caucus - the first step in the eventual selection the GOP nominee.  As many expected, front runner and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won the night; perhaps by a slimmer margin than he would have hoped… 8 votes!  Coming in second by fewer votes than there are members in the Fellowship of the Ring, was Rick Santorum – one of the last remaining candidates to show a sudden surge in popularity. We Speak with Bill Adair editor for Politifact, the Pulitzer-Prize winning fact-checking organization, which has been tracking the campaign and the candidates since the very beginning.