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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: James Q. Lynch | December 30, 2011 | 1 comment

  CEDAR RAPIDS – Republicans aren’t the only ones having fun as Iowans get ready to caucus. Democrats will be caucusing, too. They just haven’t been making as much noise as the GOP, according to Rep. Tyler Olson, D-Cedar Rapids. An early backer of then Sen. Barack Obama ...

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: James Q. Lynch | December 29, 2011 | No comments

  CORALVILLE – Rick Santorum got a lift when a new poll showed his support jumped from 5 percent to 16 percent just a week ahead of Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses. After running the most intensive campaign of anyone in the GOP field of 2012 presidential hopefuls, ...

Author: Ed Tibbetts | December 27, 2011 | No comments

    DAVENPORT, Iowa — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, keying on a speech President Barack Obama made in Davenport four years ago this week, said Tuesday the president abandoned his campaign promises to unite the country and “demonizes our fellow Americans,” and he cast the election ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | December 27, 2011 | No comments

  By JON ERICSON/jonathan.ericson@wcfcourier.com CEDAR FALLS — Rick Santorum wants to cross electability off the list of negatives voters may hold against him. The former senator from Pennsylvania has logged more time in Iowa than any other candidate, having visited all 99 counties. Sometimes those events have drawn ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 27, 2011 | 1 comment

  It’s hard to find a straight Republican in Iowa. It seems they’re all leaning. With a week to go before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses, few Republicans have landed solidly on one candidate. A recent Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG-TV9 poll of likely caucusgoers found the race “remarkably fluid” ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 23, 2011 | 1 comment

  Caucus campaign events tend to be populated by, well, older audiences. Unless you go to a Ron Paul campaign rally. There you’re as likely to see parents holding babies as white hair. The recent State University/Gazette/KCRG-TV9 poll bears out the fact that Paul appeals to younger voters Perhaps ...

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

MANCHESTER – His rivals are beating him up for his foreign policy positions, but Ron Paul is finding plenty of support among Iowa caucusgoers for his non-interventionist philosophy. Paul’s reluctance to get tough with Iran as well as his call to end foreign aid and bring ...

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