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Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates Forum hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in Washington.
Steve Scheffler, president of the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, says the Perry campaign's direct appeal to Christian voters could work but a lot of voters are still undecided.
Rick Perry appeared to be a formidable candidate when he first entered the GOP race. But what happened? How did he fall apart so dramatically in debates? But could Rick rise again in Iowa or South Carolina? Vanity Fair's Bryan Burrough joins the discussion.
NBC's Domenico Montanaro reports on new polls that show Newt Gingrich continuing to surge in the race for the GOP nomination, and Mitt Romney going on the attack.
With 26 days to go until Iowa, Team Romney is preparing a more concerted effort to take on the person who has become their chief rival: Newt Gingrich. NBC's Chuck Todd reports.