The Iowa Caucus And The Social Media Race Heat Up

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  • The Iowa Caucus is happening tonight, and the six GOP presidential hopefuls are holding campaign events all over the Hawkeye State and across social media to rake in voters. From YouTube videos to a accelerating Twitter race, the Republicans are making it a point to cultivate formidable social graphs.

    Over the weekend, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann promoted her “Iron Lady” of America persona on YouTube.

  • Bachman, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Texas Governor Rick Perry are all fighting for a place among the top three candidates. The latest national poll is indicating a possible tie between former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum. However, according to research conducted by Global Point, Santorum’s rise in the polls is much more evident on Twitter.

    Here’s what people are saying online about the Iowa caucus.

  • At 3 p.m. EST, the New York Times will is holding a Facebook chat to discuss the campaign trail.