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Iowa Caucus results called into question

5 January 2012 | 7:49 pm  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by James Q. Lynch

  The Republican Party of Iowa says it has no reason to doubt the accuracy of results it reported from the state’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses despite a claim of an error that would change the outcome. The final vote count reported Tuesday gave former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt ...

One day out from Iowa caucuses, many in GOP remain undecided

3 January 2012 | 3:15 pm  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by James Q. Lynch

MARION – Even as they listened to the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls barnstorming Eastern Iowa on the final full day of the campaign, many caucusgoing Republicans seemed no closer to a decision on who to support at Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses Jan. 3 than they ...

What’s Ahead Jan. 3: Linn GOP throws out ’08 plans for caucuses to make room for greater turnout

3 January 2012 | 7:00 am  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by James Q. Lynch

Putting on the caucuses should be easy, right. Just pull out the plan from four years ago and update it, right. That’s not the case at all in Linn County where Republican “location coordinator” Eric Rosenthal threw out the 2008 plan and started over when making plans ...

What’s Ahead Jan. 2: Last chance to see candidates before caucuses

2 January 2012 | 7:00 am  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by James Q. Lynch

Last chance: Today is likely to your last chance to see any of the Republican presidential hopefuls before the caucuses. Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Mitt Romney will be in the area. Gingrich starts the day at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center, Independence. At noon, he’ll ...

What’s Ahead Dec. 31: Pork posse, political playlists, search for Palin

31 December 2011 | 7:00 am  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by James Q. Lynch

  Pig posse: It seems all the Republicans running in Iowa want to cut pork barrel spending. But one group simply wants to cut the pork. That’s PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA’s pig posse will be hot on the heels of the Republican ...

Democratic caucuses will feature video conference with Obama

30 December 2011 | 3:56 pm  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by James Q. Lynch

  CEDAR RAPIDS – Republicans aren’t the only ones having fun as Iowans get ready to caucus. Democrats will be caucusing, too. They just haven’t been making as much noise as the GOP, according to Rep. Tyler Olson, D-Cedar Rapids. An early backer of then Sen. Barack Obama ...

Christie is true to his state — backs Rutgers over Iowa State Cyclones

30 December 2011 | 3:01 pm  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by James Q. Lynch

  CEDAR RAPIDS – He praised Iowans and their vital role in the presidential election process, and asked them to caucus for his favorite candidate, Mitt Romney. But New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie drew the line at cheering for Iowa State University over Rutgers University in the ...

Grassley predicts Iowa caucuses could produce 3-4 ‘winners’

30 December 2011 | 10:55 am  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by James Q. Lynch

Sen. Chuck Grassley is predicting as many as four GOP presidential hopefuls could come out of the Iowa precinct caucuses claiming victory. “I would be surprised if there was a clear winner,” the Iowa Republican said on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal this morning. With three candidates polling ...

What’s Ahead Dec. 30: Christie, Iowa Democrats focus on Romney

30 December 2011 | 10:51 am  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by James Q. Lynch

What's Ahead Dec. 30: Christie, Iowa Democrats focus on Romney Mr. Vice President?  Gov. Chris Christie, who was asked by Iowans to run for the Republican presidential nomination, will campaign in Cedar Rapids today – not for himself, but for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The New ...

In race for top-tier Iowa caucus finish, Perry goes after Santorum

29 December 2011 | 5:31 pm  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by James Q. Lynch

Trying to predict the results of the Jan. 3 Iowa precinct caucuses is a “pretty serious crapshoot,” according to Rick Perry, who predicted caucus night might produce some surprises. The Texas governor hopes one of those surprises is him finishing in the top three among the ...