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Author: James Q. Lynch | December 8, 2011 | 2 comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS — As the “one, true conservative” in the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said she’s best positioned to challenge President Obama. “I am the best candidate to take on Barack Obama because I will defeat him,” Bachmann said ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 6, 2011 | No comments

To fill that slow time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, President Obama’s re-election campaign will host more than 50 house parties this week with volunteers across Iowa. Already more than 1,500 Obama for America volunteers are signed up to attend a caucus party this week, the campaign ...

Author: Rod Boshart | December 4, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Advances in technology and social media have the 2012 presidential race churning at 140 characters per tweet. But Iowa political experts say a hybrid mix of networking old and new will be key in mobilizing the foot soldiers that candidates will need to ...

Author: Contributed content | December 3, 2011 | 1 comment

DES MOINES – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s campaign announced Saturday the Texas congressman will not participate in a Dec. 27 GOP debate in Iowa that is slated to be moderated by Donald Trump, fearing the reality TV celebrity’s presence would “contribute to circus-like atmosphere.” “The ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | December 2, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Mitt Romney has picked up the support of an influential Iowa Republican in his quest to land the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. Former Iowa Gov. Robert Ray announced he is backing the former Massachusetts governor in next month’s precinct caucuses – the first ...

Author: Ed Tibbetts | November 30, 2011 | No comments

Newt Gingrich won the highest grade from the Iowa Corn Growers Association in its ranking of Republican presidential candidates on agriculture issues. Herman Cain and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, were at the bottom of the list. The association, in releasing its rankings Wednesday, said it is not ...

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

DES MOINES – Iowa Democrats took a jab at 2012 GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney on Monday, claiming he is two conflicted people trapped in one politician’s body. Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky said a new ad (available at MittvMitt.com) produced by the Democratic National ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 26, 2011 | 3 comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS -- Everything she needs to know, she learned in Iowa, Michele Bachmann told supporters at a book signing in Cedar Rapids Nov. 26. Personal responsibility, “your word is your bond” and giving an honest day’s work, Bachmann said at Barnes & Noble, are her ...

Author: Rod Boshart | November 23, 2011 | 1 comment

  DES MOINES – GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney told Iowans Wednesday he has the best chance of defeating President Obama in the 2012 election because he can go “toe to toe” with him on the economy as a proven turnaround business executive and someone who will ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 23, 2011 | No comments

Mike Huckabee may be sitting out the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, but it’s beginning to appear the former Arkansas governor is assuming a kingmaker role. Huckabee, who won the 2008 Iowa precinct caucuses with the support or social conservatives, has invited the 2012 ...

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