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Author: Rod Boshart | August 9, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – A coalition of national and Iowa conservative groups launched a four-day bus tour Tuesday to 22 Iowa cities to rally “values voters” to oppose abortion and same-sex marriage as the presidential race heats up with a GOP candidate debate and the Republican ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 9, 2011 | No comments

ABC News is reporting Texas Gov. Rick Perry will make his first trip to Iowa Aug. 14 for a Balck Hawk County Repubolican findraiser in Waterloo. Perry, who reportedly will make his intentions clear regarding a 2012 presidential run when he speaks in South Carolina Saturday ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 9, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – In a still-developing 2012 Republican presidential field, this week’s straw poll in Ames is shaping up to be as much about who isn’t directly competing as it is about the half-dozen candidates who are investing time, money and organization in hopes of ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 9, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Iowa Republicans who get a call from someone with a Southern drawl talking to them about Newt Gingrich’s campaign for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination know it’s not their neighbor calling. Neither is it a paid telemarketer. Those folks asking you to support “Neuwt” ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 8, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES -- Iowans this month are getting a sneak preview of the 2012 presidential campaign with Republicans hammering President Obama in the run up to Saturday’s Ames straw poll and the president and his Democratic surrogates trying to counter the negative GOP messages being ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 8, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain will visit the African American Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 9. That’s an hour earlier than earlier announced. The museum is at 55 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. Cain is on a “Common Sense Solutions” bus tour throughout ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 8, 2011 | 1 comment

As the political world’s focus settles on Ames for the quadrennial Iowa GOP Straw Poll, Democrats are launching a campaign to define the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls called “Extreme Aims: Wrong for Seniors. Wrong for the Middle Class.” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz also ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 6, 2011 | 4 comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is calling on President Obama to address the nation before financial markets open Monday to lay out his plan for economic recovery. Bachman, a Minnesota congresswoman seeking the GOP nomination, told reporters Aug. 6 the president needs to ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 5, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann plans to sign a pledge to tackle the national debt when she campaigns in Cedar Rapids Aug. 6. Bachmann will be the seventh presidential candidate to sign the Strong America Now pledge that also calls for the candidates to address ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 4, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Move over, President Obama, you’re not the only adult in the room. Newt Gingrich’s poll numbers may have fallen to single digits, he was abandoned by most of his campaign staff, saw his fundraising dry up and has admitted not having the resources ...