Voters to See Seven Names on Primary Ballot

Mitt Romney won the Iowa Republican presidential caucuses by just eight votes over Rick Santorum, 30-thousand-15 to 30-thousand-seven. Ron Paul was third, followed by Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, and Jon Huntsman. All seven of those names will appear on Wisconsin’s G-O-P primary ballot, at least for now. A committee of Republicans and Democrats chose the candidates for the April third ballot yesterday, but they can still be changed. Texas Governor Perry said last night he would quote, “determine whether there is a path forward” for his White House bid after his distant fifth-place finish in Iowa. If he drops out of the race, his campaign would have until January 31st to get off the Wisconsin ballot by notifying the Government Accountability Board. The ballot committee chose President Obama as the only Democratic candidate. Others can still make the ballot by collecting a-thousand nominating signatures in each of Wisconsin’s eight congressional districts. The deadline for that is also January 31st.