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Author: Rod Boshart | January 6, 2012 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad on Friday gave his vote of confidence to the Republican Party of Iowa’s caucus process, saying party officials did “all they could do” to insure balloting was fair and secure and he believes any potential discrepancies in Tuesday’s results ...

Author: Rod Boshart | January 4, 2012 | No comments

DES MOINES – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s surprise near-victory in Tuesday’s caucuses by far tops Mike Huckabee’s feat in defeating former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney four years ago because his political cyclone came from nowhere in a compressed time span. “It shatters that one,” Chuck ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | January 3, 2012 | No comments

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 ...

Author: Rod Boshart | January 2, 2012 | 1 comment

  POLK CITY – GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum told an overflow crowd Monday that he is surging in the polls because Iowans “are doing their homework” and liking his ideas for charting a new course via a business friendly, limited government rather than listening to ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 30, 2011 | 5 comments

WEST DES MOINES – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, headlining a teeth-chattering outdoor political rally on Friday, jokingly delivered an offer to Iowa GOP caucus-goers that maybe they shouldn’t refuse next Tuesday. Campaigning with Mitt and Ann Romney at an outdoor West Des Moines venue in ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 28, 2011 | No comments

  URBANDALE – Texas Gov. Rick Perry hammered President Obama’s energy and immigration policies Wednesday and berated him for not holding a welcome-home parade to salute the U.S. soldiers who served during the war in Iraq over the past nine years. “It really disturbs me that nearly ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 27, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said his goal is to “exceed expectations” when Iowa Republicans meet next Tuesday to choose the candidates they want to be the party’s presidential nominee in 2012. “My feeling is we have to exceed expectations and the expectations ...

Author: Mike Wiser | December 20, 2011 | 1 comment

URBANDALE — The influential Family Leader social conservative group in Iowa announced today it will not make an endorsement in the GOP presidential race just ahead of thousands of Iowa Republicans participating in the state’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses next month. However, Bob Vander Plaats, president and ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 19, 2011 | 3 comments

  ELKADER – Barnstorming across northeast Iowa, Rick Perry scored points with his campaign for a return to traditional values, smaller government and secure borders. However, after his “Faith, Jobs and Values” campaign bus rolled on down the road many of the likely Republican caucusgoers who came ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 19, 2011 | No comments

  UPDATED with comments from Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman The 2012 Iowa precinct caucuses won’t have quite the same feel for Democrats as they did four years ago. However, President Obama’s re-election campaign will try to create some of that magic by calling his Iowa supporters caucus night, ...

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