DES MOINES, Iowa — Rivals to Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are busy campaigning in Iowa when the pair of front runners is elsewhere looking for support.
Romney planned town hall-style meetings in South Carolina while Gingrich was closer to home in Washington. With little more than two weeks before Iowa starts the process of picking a Republican presidential nominee, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum all continued their push here.
Ahead of Jan. 3's lead-off contests, caucusgoers remain incredibly undecided and most candidates are redoubling efforts before voters largely tune out the race for the week between Christmas and New Year. Televisions in Iowa are already laden with political advertising and the final weeks of the campaign are expected to escalate their frequency.
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