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Blog report: The 2011 GOP presidential candidate visits to Iowa: A Retrospective

3 January 2012 | 3:40 pm  in 2012 presidential race, Commentary, Community by Contributed content

By Kalle Eko, contributor:  On Jan. 2, 2012, Republican candidates made final pitches for support on the Jan. 3 Iowa precinct caucuses. http://kallekamaleko.blogspot.com/2012/01/2011-gop-presidential-candidate-visits.html http://kallekamaleko.blogspot.com/2012_01_01_archive.html – Kalle Eko has studied as a graduate student at the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication and now is a ...

Duggar family joins the fight with Santorum

2 January 2012 | 4:53 pm  in Community by Contributed content

Urbandale, IA - The Rick Santorum for President Campaign has received the endorsement of the Duggar Family, stars of TLC's "19 and Counting." To read more, click here.

Gingrich trying to counter negative onslaught

2 January 2012 | 1:37 pm  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by Contributed content

By Jon Ericson, jonathan.ericson@wcfcourier.com INDEPENDENCE — Newt Gingrich’s political opponents like to talk about how much baggage he carries in the presidential race. But the former Speaker of the House thinks those same opponents, particularly Ron Paul and Mitt Romney, can take responsibility for some of that burden. He ...

Poll: Undecideds have big role to play in caucuses

2 January 2012 | 12:00 pm  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by Contributed content

By McClatchy Newspapers AMES — Shifts happen in the 48 hours before Iowa caucuses, and Sunday it was clear that the outcome of the nation’s first presidential voting Tuesday depends on a huge army of undecided, wavering Iowa caucusgoers. Forty-one percent said they could still be persuaded ...

ISU journalism school chief: Bloom damaged state of media in essay

2 January 2012 | 10:43 am  in Commentary, Community by Contributed content

By Michael Bugeja National news about Iowa last month did not involve politicians but a journalism professor publishing an Atlantic Monthly essay that offended many, including his institution’s president who disowned Stephen Bloom’s “Observations from 20 Years of lowa Life.” In an open letter, Sally Mason wrote ...

Romney contrasts himself with Obama in Cedar Falls

29 December 2011 | 10:56 am  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by Contributed content

By JON ERICSON jonathan.ericson@wcfcourier.com CEDAR FALLS — Acting very much the front runner, Mitt Romney schmoozed with potential voters at a Cedar Falls diner Thursday morning. In speaking to an overflow crowd at J’s Homestyle Cooking, Romney saved his attacks for President Barack Obama. But even more than ...

Paul focusing on central, western Iowa leading up to Jan. 3

22 December 2011 | 7:40 am  in 2012 presidential race, Community by Contributed content

2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul will campaign in Iowa for three days in the run-up to the January 3, 2012 Iowa Caucus. The far-reaching visit will occur from Wednesday to Friday, December 28th to the 30th, inclusive. Public events during this visit include town hall meetings ...

Blog report: Rick Perry at Davenport townhall

21 December 2011 | 3:26 pm  in 2012 presidential race, Community by Contributed content

By Kalle Eko, contributor:  On Dec. 20, 2011, Rick Perry held a townhall meeting in Davenport. Click here for the report. – Kalle Eko has studied as a graduate student at the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication and is heading to the ...

Blog report: Rick Perry’s DeWitt appearance

20 December 2011 | 6:00 pm  in 2012 presidential race, Community by Contributed content

By Kalle Eko, contributor: On Dec. 20, 2011, Rick Perry made a campaign stop in DeWitt, Iowa. Along with Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, Perry and made a number of visits to local businesses. In addition to greeting local residents, Perry took the opportunity to speak to ...

Paul plans Dec. 28 veterans rally in Des Moines

19 December 2011 | 12:04 pm  in 2012 presidential race, Community by Contributed content

ANKENY – Air Force veteran and 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul will hold a major veterans rally in Des Moines, demonstrating his commitment to veterans, active-duty military men and women, and their families. The event, which is open to supporters of all ages regardless of veteran ...