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Author: Rod Boshart | December 10, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – It was hard to tell at times during Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate whether the six candidates on stage were members of the same political team. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, two candidates vying for front-runner status ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 10, 2011 | No comments

Support for Mitt Romney remains strong in Linn County, maybe stronger than it was four years ago when the former Massachusetts governor carried the county in the Iowa precinct caucuses. “He has a lot of support here and this visit is energizing,” former Linn County GOP ...

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

  UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM DEMOCRATIC CHAIRWOMAN SUE DVORSY: CEDAR RAPIDS – Making his first campaign appearance in Linn County in more than six months, Mitt Romney said he is the candidate with “the best ideas for the nation” and is the Republican best able to defeat ...

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

It’s probably too late in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucus campaign to catch up to the record spending by candidates just four years ago. Still, the campaign ad buys this week by Mitt Romney and Rick Perry will warm the year-end balance sheets of Iowa media companies. A ...

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 8, 2011 | No comments

  From Adams to Zollinger, presidential hopefuls have the waterfront, or the alphabet, covered. Oh, there are a few familiar names – Barack Obama, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry, for example, as well as Tim Pawlenty and ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS — Ho-hum. Another Mitt Romney flip-flop. That seems to be the reaction to a recent revelation that the 2012 Republican presidential hopeful supported taxpayer-funded abortions when he ran for governor in Massachusetts. Given Romney’s track record of positions shifts — or flip-flops, depending on your ...

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: 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 ...

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