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By Wolf Blitzer, CNN
Get ready for a really ugly general election presidential campaign.
The negative ads are going to be intense no matter who wins the Republican nomination.
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer that Ron Paul offered her ex-aide money.
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Jon Huntsman believes a win in New Hampshire will elevate him to the top tier of the GOP presidential field. Do you think he can win New Hampshire?
CNN's Barbara Starr looks at how the 2012 elections are affecting gun sales in the U.S.
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CNN's Mary Snow takes a look at how important the Iowa caucuses are for presidential campaigns.