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Author: James Q. Lynch | November 22, 2011 | No comments

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney plans to make his seventh visit to CaucusLand Nov. 23 as his campaign continues to send mixed signals about how hard Romney will compete in the Jan. 3 precinct caucuses. Whether it’s just a tease or the start of a ramped ...

Author: Ed Tibbetts | November 22, 2011 | 3 comments

  An influential social conservative group in Iowa has narrowed the list of Republican presidential candidates it’s considering endorsing, ruling out Rep. Ron Paul and businessman Herman Cain. The Family Leader said today it’s considering Texas Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, former House Speaker Newt ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 21, 2011 | No comments

    CEDAR RAPIDS - Michele Bachmann calls herself an “accidental politician,” someone who never dreamed of being in the White House, but someone who finds herself on the presidential campaign trail as a result of her core convictions that began to take shape during her childhood ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 21, 2011 | No comments

Not everything we learned from an Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG-TV 9 poll came as a surprise. For example, Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s support comes primarily from folks 44 years old and younger. Georgia businessman Herman Cain’s support is strongest among those who identify themselves as “extremely conservative” while ...

Author: Rod Boshart | November 19, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, defending his former boss against a drumbeat of criticism from GOP rivals in Iowa, told fellow Democrats on Saturday that President Obama is guided by principles -- not politics – that are designed to steer the nation through ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 18, 2011 | No comments

  ANAMOSA – It’s the debt, stupid. And Ron Paul has a plan to deal with it. The Texas congressman, whose poll numbers have been rising and who consistently draws larger audiences than most of his rivals, spoke of an urgency to deal with the nation’s “unbelievable” $15 ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 18, 2011 | No comments

Whoever said “It’s lonely at the top” wasn’t watching the Iowa precinct to caucus campaign. Everyone wants to be at the top and with the plethora of polls this election cycle, more than one candidate can claim to at the top – or close. After polls this ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 17, 2011 | 1 comment

If nothing else is clear about the 2012 GOP precinct caucus race it is that there is little that is clear. A new Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG-TV9 poll of likely caucusgoers bears that out. It found Herman Cain leading the pack, but, perhaps, more importantly at this ...

Author: Associated Press | November 16, 2011 | No comments

    URBANDALE (AP) — Rising in national polls, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich found himself on the defensive Wednesday over huge payments he received over the past decade from the federally backed housing agency Freddie Mac. Gingrich said he didn't remember exactly how much he was paid, ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 16, 2011 | No comments

  It’s probably a compliment when a presidential hopeful is asked their choice of a running mate, a sign that the candidate is being taken seriously, seen as a contender. However it was meant, it struck Rick Santorum as, well, premature. The former Pennsylvania senator was fielding questions ...

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