Handicapping the Iowa Caucuses

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Newt Gingrich

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich’s surge didn’t last very long, a testament to how $10 million in negative advertising attacks by rivals can kill a campaign. “He’s fallen from the top perch and will probably land in second or third place,” says Steele, adding that a stronger ground game could have prevented Gingrich’s slide from taking hold.

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