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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses supports with his family behind him during a Romney for President Iowa Caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
News roundup: Romney won, but not convincingly

Romney in a squeaker. All eyes turn to New Hampshire. The who's who of Utah tax delinquents.

Happy Wednesday, Mitt Romney can say he won the Iowa Caucus, but just barely. He got 30,015 votes, while the surging Rick Santorum hauled in 30,007, only an 8 vote difference. Ron Paul came in third. [DMRegister] [NYTimes] [WaPost]

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-> The tight result ensure the fight will last for weeks, if not months, to come. [WaPost] [NYTimes]

-> It was a late night of vote tallying, so without knowing the final outcome Romney took the stage and declared "America wins." [DNews]

Topping the news: The campaigns and the hoards of media now focus on New Hampshire, where The Trib's Thomas Burr sets the stage for what could be a one-sided race. [Trib]

-> Jon Huntsman may have modeled his campaign after that of Sen. John McCain and even hired many of his people, but the former nominee is prepared to endorse Romney. [CNN]

The Granite State: Huntsman will try to savor the spotlight in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary by joining supporters at an early honk-and-wave in Concord before the rest of the GOP field shows up. But he'll likely be overshadowed quickly when Romney lands to hold a town hall in Manchester at 12:45 Eastern time.

Happy Birthday: to state Rep. Curt Oda and to the state of Utah, which entered the union on this date in 1896.

Tweets of the day: From @PPPPolls: "Our last national poll had Mitt at 88% of GOP vote against Obama. Party will unify around him regardless of uninspiring Iowa performance"

From @RonPaul: "@JonHuntsman we found your one Iowa voter, he's in Linn precinct 5 you might want to call him and say thanks." [CBSNews]

Spotted: Gov. Gary Herbert had some prime tickets to the Utah Jazz game last night. He sat with Jazz CEO Greg Miller.

In other news: State Sen. Dan Liljenquist plans to announce his long-anticipated campaign to unseat Sen. Orrin Hatch today. But Liljenquist also finds himself on the list of delinquent taxpayers in Salt Lake, Utah and Davis counties joining Huntsman Crop. and Intermountain Healthcare. [Trib]

-> Huntsman takes some time out from the campaign trail to talk to student too young to vote. [Trib]

-> A lot of swearing going on in Utah on Tuesday -- swearing in, that is. From Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker [Trib] [DNews] to Ogden's new mayor to West Valley City's first ethnic minority member of the city council. [Trib] and South Jordan selects Scott Osborne as its next mayor. [Trib]

-> Another court appearance, another defeat for Salt Lake County Auditor Greg Hawkins. [Trib]

-> Billboard execs give Becker an earful over his latest proposed ordinance. [Trib]

-> One Utah lawmaker wants to charge smokers more for Medicaid benefits. [Trib]

-> Rolly explores one little-noted byproduct of potential closures of Utah state parks: shafting Navajos. [Trib]

-> Bagley aims the pointy end of his pen at Ron Paul. [Trib]

-> Another delay in the fraud case against former Provo Municipal Councilman Steve Turley. [Trib]

-> In reaction to the Turley case, the Legislature will debate legislation on how to handle municipal ethics cases. [UtahPolicy]

-> A look at what to expect to see in Utah's economy during the next year. [Trib]

2012 watch: Rick Santorum just shocked the political world by almost claiming the Iowa Caucus, but now what? [Politico]

-> Newt Gingrich is preparing to launch a counter attack against Romney in the Granite State. [FoxNews]

-> Huntsman says its fair game to hit Romney on the layoffs linked to Bain. [DailyCaller]

-> Fox 13's Max Roth has some video tidbits on his new blog. [ijustthought]

-> Huntsman asks New Hampshire voters to upend conventional wisdom. [LATimes]

-> Romney and his massive lead is the big story in New Hampshire, but there are interesting subplots. [NatJournal]

-> Just like Huntsman skipped Iowa, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry say they plan to skip New Hampshire and go straight to South Carolina. [NYTimes]

-> Perry will return to Texas to reassess his campaign, meaning he may drop out. [WaPost]

Where are they?

  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz returns from Iowa after making a last few cable news appearances.
  • S.L. County Mayor Peter Corroon attends the United Way public policy meeting.
  • SLC County Mayor Ralph Becker gets an update on the Sugar House street car and then attends the mountain transportation meeting.
  • WVC Mayor Mike Winder attends a ribbon cutting for the new I-215 ramp in his city.
  • President Barack Obama travels to Ohio to deliver a speech on the economy.

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-- Matt Canham


with editor Dan Harrie

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