A conservative Christian, Gov. Rick Perry is expected to run strongest in the South. His attempts to make inroads in New Hampshire Thursday showed mixed signs of success.
Among the Republican candidates, Mitt Romney has emerged as the early front-runner. Yet the field remains as uncertain as any in modern times – can any of them beat Obama?
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won a GOP straw poll of state committee members on Saturday. But it's a year before the first-in-the-nation primary, and the presidential field is unsettled.