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Author: James Q. Lynch | October 20, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – A day after saying he won’t endorse any of the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls before the Iowa precinct caucuses, Sen. Chuck Grassley said there’s a remote possibility he may change his mind. Grassley announced Oct. 19 that just as he didn’t endorse in ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 19, 2011 | No comments

UPDATED: CEDAR RAPIDS – As promised. Sen. Chuck Grassley has made a decision about endorsing a 2012 Republican presidential hopeful. His decision is that he won’t endorse any candidate, Grassley said Oct. 19. “We’ve got several good candidates, and I think I’m willing to let the system ...

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

Iowans won’t have much time to stow away the champagne glasses, funny hats and noisemakers from New Year’s Eve parties before it’s time to get out the campaign signs, funny hats and noisemakers for precinct caucuses. Once again, Iowans will go from ringing in the New ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 18, 2011 | 1 comment

Donald Trump ripped the Obama administration for its lack of leadership and predicted the president’s health care reforms will be repealed either by Congress or the courts. “It’s too bad to let continue,” the New York real estate magnate and television personality said during a tele-town ...

Author: Rod Boshart | October 16, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum cancelled campaign events in Nevada and instead traveled to Iowa to show solidarity with Republicans trying to hold their first-in-the-nation position in the 2012 nominating process and keep from being forced to caucus on their presidential picks ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 14, 2011 | No comments

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has released his first radio advertisement campaign in Iowa. In the ad – “Agree,” Santorum points out where he and his fellow Republican contenders don't agree, but Santorum makes it clear that they do agree on one important issue -- defeating ...

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

  They’re not ideological soul mates, but Mitt Romney appears to be the likeliest 2012 GOP presidential hopeful to get Sen. Chuck Grassley’s endorsement, but Herman Cain would benefit most. That is, if Grassley endorses anyone. Grassley, a six-term Republican who didn’t endorse anyone before Iowa’s 2008 first-in-the-nation ...

Author: Rod Boshart | October 11, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, fresh on the heels of his endorsement of Mitt Romney’s presidential bid, told “tele-town hall” participants in Iowa and 18 other states Tuesday that he expects the former Massachusetts governor will “face hell fire” from President Obama ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 11, 2011 | No comments

  By Ed Tibbetts/Quad-City Times Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney leads the Republican pack in Iowa, according to a new poll released Tuesday. But his lead among likely voters is a statistically insignificant one over former Godfather’s Pizza chief executive Herman Cain. Romney, the former governor of ...

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

  Michele Bachmann is moving home. The Minnesota Republican “will basically be setting up camp and almost living in Iowa until the Iowa caucuses,” her Iowa campaign co-chairman Sen. Brad Zaun, R-Urbandale, told Iowans who participated in a Bachmann campaign telephone town Hall conference Oct. 10. Bachmann, who ...

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