Revisiting the 2012 GOP Primary

Republican presidential contenders faced an uphill climb for the nomination. By Lindsey Snell, Justin Bare, Mark Monroy and Morgan Radford
3:00 | 08/27/12

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June 2011. Mitt Romney launched his head -- into its second pursuit of the presidency. And while it was one of those picture perfect perfect hair day kind of starts of the campaign. It's been an uphill climb to get the nomination. With a diverse field of candidates battling for 1100. -- delegates the Romney campaign got good and -- to secure a firm grip in the race. -- enforcement if that -- -- win in Iowa. Current and left a slight slip when -- -- like Rick Santorum. Game -- Former Massachusetts governor got a grip on the granite state where he beat Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul. For a win in the first in the nation -- But in South Carolina Mitt lost sweating when he lost -- With a little peroxide and a whole lot path. Can't Romney cleaned up those breaks and blew past Gingrich. Florida. The -- it almost everyone a chance at being a leader on the trail. Rick santorum's sweater vests kept them warm in the midwest and the south but it got caught -- a snag. His home state of Pennsylvania. Santorum until this Caribbean -- And dropped from the race. Also -- contenders. At base camp Romney. Fueling a record amount campaign cash but he's got a life. Were negative ads -- questions about personal finance every year. We'll sweating. But hydrated with enough delegates to win the nomination. -- -- harness the power fault line as the number two on the tape. Now -- November 6 perched atop the summit. Romney. And Ryan. We -- hundred voters. And set up camp at 16100 Pennsylvania. -- Cutler. ABC news.

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