DES MOINES â€“ It may be December, but the heat is rising in Iowa.
One week before the opening presidential caucuses, former House speakerÂ Newt GingrichÂ declared Tuesday that he wouldn’t vote for rivalÂ Ron PaulÂ if the Texas congressman won the Republican nomination, calling him “out of the mainstream” and suggesting he would even consider supportingÂ President ObamaÂ instead.
Gingrich has been the target of a slew of negative TV ads funded by a “super PAC” supportingÂ Mitt Romney. During aÂ CNNÂ interview , Gingrich stared into the camera and demanded that Romney “be man enough to own” the attacks and debate him one-on-one.
Meanwhile, Romney, who had downplayed expectations in the state, arrived in Iowa on Tuesday to launch four days of campaigning, accompanied by high-profile surrogates and a TV and radio ad blitz â€” signaling a serious effort to win the contest that undercut his presidential candidacy four years ago.
After a break over the Christmas holidays, five of the seven Republican candidates campaigned Tuesday in Iowa, making bus tours that snaked through small and midsize towns fromÂ Council BluffsÂ on the western border to Davenport in the east. (Paul arrives here today, and former Utah governorÂ Jon HuntsmanÂ has planted his candidacy inÂ New Hampshire, eschewing Iowa.)
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