#3 staff story: 2012 presidential race

Candidates continue jockeying for position as Iowa Caucus nears

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We’ve surveyed our staff members and readers for their opinions, and the results are in. Between now and Jan. 1, we’ll be unveiling readers’ choices for the top 10 news stories of the year — one story per day. Here's the #3 story of the year, as voted by Gazette staffers.

Iowa caucuses remain first in the nation after jockeying by states over dates for caucuses and primaries; Rep. Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota in August is first woman to win GOP straw poll; candidates swing through the state looking for support.


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