Saturday 16 June 2012: The Iowa State Republican Convention officially convenes. 25 of 28 National Convention delegates are selected.
The delegates to the Iowa State Republican Convention gather: at this time, the delegates to the State Convention from each county making up a given congressional district meet in separate Congressional District Caucuses to choose the state's district delegates to the Republican National Convention.
- Each of Iowa's 4 congressional districts are assigned 3 National Convention delegates. Thus, a total of 12 district delegates will be chosen by these Congressional District Caucuses. These 12 delegates to the Republican National Convention will be allocated to the presidential contenders in such a way as determined by each Congressional District Caucus.
The State Convention chooses the remaining 13 at-large of Iowa's delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 3 bonus delegates) to the Republican National Convention.
- There is no formal system of allocating these 13 at-large National Convention delegates to presidential contenders. These delegates will be allocated according to the vote of the Iowa State Convention as a whole.
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Iowa's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position.
16 June 2012 from FoxNews: Ron Paul wins 21 of 25 delegates elected in Iowa ... Paul won 10 of 13 delegates elected at Saturday's state convention ... [and] ... 11 of 12 delegates elected at Friday night's district conventions.
16 June 2012 from The Iowa Republican: Ron Paul Backers Continue to Dominate Iowa's National Delegate Slate by Kevin Hall. 11 of 12 delegates delegates elected on Friday 15 June are Paul supporters.
- Congressional District 1
- Kelly Schoen (Veterans for Ron Paul)
- Brent Oleson (endorsed Paul)
- Jeff Luecke (endorsed Paul)
- Congressional District 2
- Ani DeGroot (Paul staff)
- Bob Anderson (Johnson County GOP chair; publicly neutral, not on the slate passed out by Paul supporters)
- Ed Kelenyi (Jefferson County central committee member; publicly neutral; on the slate passed out by Paul supporters)
- Congressional District 3
- Gopal Krishna (on the slate passed out by Paul supporters)
- Nancy Bowery (Campaign for Liberty)
- Glen Massie (State Representative; endorsed Paul)
- Congressional District 4
- Dusty Juhl (Campaign for Liberty)
- Brian Kraft (Paul supporter)
- Jeff Taylor (Paul supporter)
10 of 13 delegates elected at the Saturday 16 June state convention are Paul supporters. Reports indicate that 1624 delegates attended the convention.
National Committeeman: Steve Scheffler (Paul).
National Committeewoman: Kim Pearson (Paul).
Republican Party of Iowa Chairman &: Republican National Committee Member: A.J. Spiker (Ron Paul's state co-chair)
Governor Terry E. Brandstad.
Senator Chuck Grassley.
Representative Renee Schulte.
Senator Tim Kapucian.
List of Delegates from the Iowa Republican Party as of 20 June 2012:
Delegates: Dr. Drew Ivers, Delegation Chairman, Hamilton, Steve Anders, Pottawattamie, Robert Anderson, Johnson, Andrea Bie, Allamakee, Nancy Bowery, Page, Governor Terry Branstad, Boone, Michelle Bullock, Polk, Ani DeGroot, Johnson, David Fischer, Polk, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, Butler, Mark Hansen, Pottawattamie, Will Johnson, Dubuque, Dusty Juhl, Story, Ed Kelenyi, Jefferson, Brian Kraft, Boone, Gopal Krishna, Polk, Roger Leahy, Jefferson, Jeff Luecke, Dubuque, State Representative Glen Massie, Polk, James Mills, Floyd, Lexy Nuzum, Madison, Brent Oleson, Linn, Kelly Schoen, Linn, Margaret Stoldorf, Montgomery, Jeff Taylor, Sioux.
Alternates: Chelsy Askren, Clayton, Jennifer Bowen, Dallas, John Bowery, Page, Buddi Brooks, Pottawattamie, Chris Canny, Johnson, Sam Clovis, Plymouth, Jonas Cutler, Polk, Therese Davis, Guthrie, Aaron Dowdell, Marshall, Benjamin DuBois, Story, Mike Gresham, Fremont, Eric Grote, Franklin, Dr. Cody Hoefert, Lyon, Jeff Jorgensen, Pottawattamie, Tracee Knapp, Ringgold, Titus Landegent, Plymouth, Gabe Lanz, Polk, Ruth Long, Union, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Clarke, Lisa Smith, Wapello, Sarah Stokes, Black Hawk, Chet Swanson, Jefferson, Kurt Whalen, Scott, David Wiederstein, Cass, State Senator Brad Zaun, Polk.
Steve Scheffler and Tamara Scott were elected National Committeeman and National Committeewoman respectively.
An 8 February 2011 release by the Republican Party of Iowa states "The Iowa caucuses will take place on February 6, 2012.".
7 October 2011: CNN reports that Jan. 3 is tentative date for Iowa caucus. The party will meet on either 16 or 17 October 2011 to make that date official.
7 October 2011: The Des Moines Register reports: Iowa's tentative caucus date is Jan. 3; official vote in 10 days
17 October 2011: "A January 3 date provides certainty to the voters, to our presidential candidates, and to the thousands of statewide volunteers who make the Caucus process a reflection of the very best of our representative democracy" - Iowa Republican Chairman Matthew N. Strawn.