Liveblog: Results of Iowa’s Caucuses

BY News Desk  January 4, 2012 at 7:00 AM EDT

After the first contest of the primary season, Mitt Romney barely edged out Rick Santorum, with Ron Paul close behind. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is heading back to the Lone Star State to consider his next move. We’ll have much more Iowa coverage Wednesday on the NewsHour broadcast and online.

After the jump, check out our liveblog of the night’s notable speeches, tweets and analysis from the NewsHour’s Tuesday broadcasts.

Visit our map for the latest results.

Watch videos of candidates’ Tuesday night speeches:

Follow live results in our Vote 2012 map center, catch up on the candidates’ views with this series of NewsHour interviews and follow the PBS NewsHour’s politics team on Twitter as they tweet from the campaign trail in Iowa and New Hampshire.