Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Iowa caucuses: Where are the candidates’ events on vote day?

Iowa caucus day is here!

The six GOP presidential hopefuls who are courting Iowa voters have a busy day ahead, working to turn out their bases and to woo the more than 40 percent of likely caucus-goers who say they have not yet decided on a candidate.


Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) greets supporters. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
And, notably, all six of the GOP contenders competing in Iowa will remain in the Hawkeye State tonight for post-caucus events, whether they win or lose. (Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman has been spending the run-up to Iowa campaigning in that other first-in-the-nation state, New Hampshire.)

So, where are the candidates spending their time today – and delivering their all-important post-caucus speeches? They’ll be mostly in and around Des Moines. Here’s the rundown:

CAUCUS NIGHT EVENTS:

Mitt Romney holds a caucus night event at the Hotel Fort Des Moines in Des Moines.

Ron Paul holds a caucus night event at the Courtyard Marriott in Ankeny. (Ten miles outside of Des Moines)

Rick Santorum holds a caucus night event at the Stoney Creek Inn in Johnston. (Ten miles outside of Des Moines)

Rick Perry holds a caucus night event at the Sheraton in West Des Moines.

Newt Gingrich holds a caucus night event at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Michele Bachmann holds a caucus night event at the Marriott in West Des Moines.

Here’s a look at what else the candidates are up to today (Courtesy of the PBS NewsHour Political Calendar and campaign advisories; all times Eastern):

8:10 a.m.: Mitt Romney holds a rally in Des Moines.

10 a.m.: Newt Gingrich holds a campaign event at Elly’s Tea in Muscatine.

10:10 a.m.: Rick Perry hosts an event in West Des Moines.

10:45 a.m.: Michele Bachmann delivers remarks at an event at Valley High School in West Des Moines.

11:10 a.m.:Michele Bachmann holds a press availability in West Des Moines.

11:45 a.m.: Ron Paul addresses a “Rock the Caucus” event in West Des Moines.

12:30 p.m.: Newt Gingrich holds a campaign event in Burlington Iowa.

2 p.m.: Rick Perry holds a town hall at Principal Financial Group in Des Moines.

3:30 p.m.: Rick Perry holds a town hall at Nationwide in Des Moines.

4:30 p.m.: Newt Gingrich holds a tele-town hall.

6:30 p.m.: Michele Bachmann delivers remarks at the Black Hawk County Caucus Super-Site in Cedar Falls.

7 p.m.: Newt Gingrich delivers remarks at a Black Hawk County Caucus gathering in Cedar Falls.

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