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2012 Republicans Ignore Each Other, for Now

29 June 2011 | 7:57 am  in Community by Richard Pratt

The odd truth about the 2012 Republican presidential primary is that there really isn’t one yet.

Iowa finally in the spotlight

28 June 2011 | 3:06 pm  in Community by Richard Pratt

President Obama visits a factory in Bettendorf. Sarah Palin attends a movie premiere in Pella. Iowans will go to bed with their political bellies full on this day.

Michele Bachmann counting on Iowa roots

20 June 2011 | 1:34 pm  in Headlines by Richard Pratt

WATERLOO — In her political career, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has become the voice of the tea party movement and an outspoken critic of President Obama. But in her childhood days in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, she was a quiet, intelligent girl who didn’t stand out ...

Ron Paul campaigning in western Iowa June 21

17 June 2011 | 10:59 am  in 2012 presidential race, Community, Uncategorized by Richard Pratt

Twelve-term Republican Congressman and 2012 Presidential candiate Ron Paul will host two special events in western Iowa June 21st as he outlines his vision to restore America. The event in Council Bluffs will begin at 9:30am  June 21 in the Lewis and Clark Room at ...

Replay: Live coverage of the New Hampshire debate

13 June 2011 | 5:03 pm  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by Richard Pratt

Monday’s Republican presidential debate in Manchester, N.H., which will be hosted by CNN, WMUR-TV and the New Hampshire Union Leader, will air nationally on CNN beginning at 7 p.m. Central. Seven candidates will be onstage: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, ...

GOP candidates taking bus tour across Iowa

9 June 2011 | 9:59 am  in 2012 presidential race, Headlines by Richard Pratt

Six likely Republican presidential candidates are participating in a bus tour of Iowa that kicks off Monday. The three-week event is sponsored by the Iowa Tea Party and includes appearances by Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, former CEO Herman Cain, former House ...

Iowa Rep. Pearson endorses Ron Paul for GOP nomination

7 June 2011 | 10:38 am  in Community by Richard Pratt

Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has received the endorsement of a second Iowa House freshman. Rep. Kim Pearson, R- Pleasant Hill, said June 7 she’s backing the Texas congressman for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. Pearson, a retired attorney and home educator, called Paul “principled ...

WaPo Denies GOP a Platform They Gave Obama

5 June 2011 | 9:30 am  in Community by Richard Pratt

After helping Barack Obama use the Iowa caucuses to propel his 2008 campaign, The Washington Post is now dissing Republicans' efforts to use the same caucuses to launch their attempt to unseat Obama in 2012.

Cain on Family Leader lecture circuit June 6

31 May 2011 | 11:44 am  in Community by Richard Pratt

Businessman Herman Cain will be the featured speaker at The Family Leader’s Presidential Lecture Series in Iowa City, Sioux Center and Pella June 6. Here’s his schedule: Dordt College, 10 a.m., Campus Center, 498 4th Ave. NE, Sioux Center; Pella Christian High School, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Vermeer ...

Iowa operative Schlinger joins Pawlenty campaign team

27 May 2011 | 3:59 pm  in Community by Richard Pratt

Nicole Schlinger, recognized as one of the leading Republican fundraising professionals in Iowa and one of the state’s top organizers, has joined the presidential campaign of Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Schlinger founded Campaign Headquarters in 1999 to provide candidates with professional fundraising and event management services.  The firm, ...