Top 10 Photos of the GOP Presidential Campaign

Top 10 Photos of the GOP Presidential Campaign

This winter has been extremely busy for the GOP candidates, and already we’ve seen a few of them throw in the towel. The primaries in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina were like a field day for reporters and photojournalists, who had a the chance to capture our presidential hopefuls at their best (and worst) moments.

Here at PhotoShelter, we’re enjoying the daily flow of images from members out on the campaign trail. These are our top 10 favorite GOP campaign photos taken by PhotoShelter members of the 2011-2012 primary events thus far. If we missed yours, send us a link in the comments – no doubt we’ll do another collection or two as the race heats up.

December 8, 2011 – Beaufort, South Carolina

“Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry looks down the barrel of a vintage 1928 Thompson Sub Machine gun at the Rhett Gallery Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, in Beaufort, S.C.” –Stephen B. Morton

Photo by Stephen B. Morton for The New York Times

January 2, 2012 – Davenport, Iowa

“Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) poses with supporters after a rally at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds Monday, January 2, 2012, in Davenport, IA.” –Khue Bui

Photo by Khue Bui

January 3, 2012 – Des Moines, Iowa

“Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich in Veterans Auditorium at the Iowa Events center on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.” –Patrick T. Fallon

Photo by Patrick T. Fallon

January 6, 2012 – Nashua, New Hampshire

“Conservative and military themed bumper stickers lay on a table for sale at the Hillsborough County Republican Gala at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire, on Jan. 6, 2012. Former congressmen Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich spoke at the event.” –M. Scott Brauer Photo Archive

Photo by M. Scott Brauer

January 6, 2012 – Newport, New Hampshire

“Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ponders a question from an employee at the Ruger Firearms manufacturing facility during a campaign stop there on January 6, 2012 in Newport, New Hampshire. After finishing 4th in the Iowa Caucus, Gingrich continued his campaign in New Hampshire for the upcoming primary.” –Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images

January 7, 2012 – Manchester, New Hampshire

“Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) speaks with the press on behalf of his father, Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) in the Spin Room following the ABC News, Yahoo! News, and WMUR Republican Presidential Debate in Manchester, N.H. on January 7, 2012. GOP candidates are in the final stretch of campaigning before Tuesday’s primary.” –T.J. Kirkpatrick

Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick

January 10, 2012 – Manchester, New Hampshire

“Ian Hickey, a U.S. Army specialist from Plympton, Massachusetts, awaits the start of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s primary night rally at the Executive Court banquet facility on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in Manchester, NH. ” –Brendan Hoffman Photography

Photo by Brendan Hoffman for the New York Times

January 11, 2012 – Manchester, New Hampshire

“Republican Presidential hopeful former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman with his wife Mary Kaye daughters Liddy and Mary Anne, celebrate his strong third place finish with his supporters at The Black Brimmer in Manchester, NH.” –Michael Seamans Photography

Photo by Michael Seamans

January 14, 2012 – Sumter, South Carolina

“84 year-old Essie Croswell, a retired teacher, kissing republican candidate Mitt Romney at a rally in Sumter, South Carolina.” –Moment Agency Archive

Photo by Chris Maluszynski/MOMENT

January 17, 2012 – Rock Hill, South Carolina

“Ron Paul held a town hall meeting at the Hilton in Rock Hill, SC on 1/17/12.” –Logan Cyrus

Photo by Logan Cyrus

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