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The 5 key questions of the Republican presidential race

The 5 key questions of the Republican presidential race

The Iowa caucuses answered some questions — no, Michele Bachmann isn’t going to be president — but raised lots and lots of others.

As the race moves to New Hampshire (Jan. 10) and then South Carolina (Jan. 21), here’s a look at five key questions — the answers to which will tell us a lot about the shape of the race going forward.

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The slowness of the 2012 fundraising race (and what it means)

The slowness of the 2012 fundraising race (and what it means)

Friday marks the end of the third fundraising quarter of the year and, almost to a candidate, the men and women running for the Republican presidential nomination are downplaying expectations.

Lowering the bar to declare victory in fundraising is, of course, de rigeur — French! — in politics. But the amounts being floated out suggest that this group of candidates will be well behind where their counterparts — on both the Republican and Democratic side — were at this time in 2007.

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