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Author: James Q. Lynch | August 13, 2011 | No comments

Who’s ahead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination will be clearer by the time the sun sets on the Iowa GOP Straw Poll today. However, as the sun rises over Ames, most of the horse-race polling on the GOP search for a challenger to ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 12, 2011 | 1 comment

AMES – Saturday marks an important dress rehearsal for a cast of Republican presidential hopefuls working to land the starring role in a four-year White House run on the world’s biggest political stage. The first big test in the GOP auditioning process take place when thousands ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 12, 2011 | No comments

The firefight between Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann during Thursday night’s GOP candidate debate wasn’t the first battle of the Minnesota Civil War. Pawlenty and Bachmann are expected to continue their intrastate feud Aug. 11 at the Iowa GOP Straw Poll in Ames. Pawlenty, a former two-term ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 11, 2011 | 1 comment

AMES – Iowa Republicans got a taste of some aggressive inter-play from their field of presidential candidates in a televised debate Thursday night, now the intrigue will be how that translates into support when they cast ballots on Saturday, the state’s GOP leader said. “I’d like ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 11, 2011 | 1 comment

  AMES — Democrats are girding for a tough presidential re-election battle in 2012 and Iowa will figure prominently in their victory strategy, President Barack Obama’s senior campaign strategist said Thursday. “We’re prepared for a very close and competitive election,” said David Axelrod. “We’ve come through a ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 11, 2011 | 7 comments

DES MOINES – During a sometimes-raucous stump speech at the Iowa State Fair, 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney repeatedly pledged he would not raise taxes if elected president and he predicted Democrat Barack Obama will not win a majority of Iowa votes next year in ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 11, 2011 | No comments

  Fewer than half of Iowan approve of President Obama’s job performance, according to a poll by a Republican polling firm that also found 46 percent of Iowans feel strongly he is not doing a good job. The Tarrance Group poll for American Action Network, a 501(c)(4) ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 10, 2011 | No comments

By Ed TibbettsQuad-City TimesIt wasn’t as if Mary Savely didn’t like what she heard from Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on a sunny Iowa morning this week. She did. Cain’s common sense and business background all were enticing elements, she said. Still, the Davenport woman wasn’t ready ...

Author: Zack Kucharski | August 10, 2011 | No comments

Sarah Palin will make a stop at the Iowa State Fair Friday. "We accept with gratefulness an invitation to meet folks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines this week," an announcement on Palin's political action committee site states. The full itinerary of the trip ...

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

Iowa Rep. Renee Schulte, R-Cedar Rapids, a co-leader of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, criticized President Obama’s desperate re-election strategy” as reported by Politico.com. “In 2008, candidate Obama campaigned on a vision of hope and promised to change politics in Washington,” Schulte said. “But after three years ...

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