The first GOP presidential contenders made their way to Iowa today for the Iowa Faith & Freedom annual Spring Kickoff. The conservative group hosted five presidential hopefuls who are beginning to lay the groundwork for the upcoming 2012 Iowa Caucuses.
Tonight's participants included former Speaker of the U.S. House Newt Gingrich, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer and former CEO of Godfathers Pizza Herman Cain.
The 2012 Iowa Caucuses are noted as the first major electoral event of the nominating process for the U.S. Presidential campaign. The caucuses are scheduled to take place in February 2012.