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Author: Mike Wiser | December 20, 2011 | 1 comment

URBANDALE — The influential Family Leader social conservative group in Iowa announced today it will not make an endorsement in the GOP presidential race just ahead of thousands of Iowa Republicans participating in the state’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses next month. However, Bob Vander Plaats, president and ...

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 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: Rod Boshart | August 10, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Social and evangelical conservatives within Iowa’s Republican Party have not ordained a clear standard-bearer heading into Saturday’s straw poll in Ames, but leaders within the powerful voting bloc are not ruling out a surprise in Ames given that a lot of unmeasured ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 9, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – A coalition of national and Iowa conservative groups launched a four-day bus tour Tuesday to 22 Iowa cities to rally “values voters” to oppose abortion and same-sex marriage as the presidential race heats up with a GOP candidate debate and the Republican ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 9, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – In a still-developing 2012 Republican presidential field, this week’s straw poll in Ames is shaping up to be as much about who isn’t directly competing as it is about the half-dozen candidates who are investing time, money and organization in hopes of ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 8, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES -- Iowans this month are getting a sneak preview of the 2012 presidential campaign with Republicans hammering President Obama in the run up to Saturday’s Ames straw poll and the president and his Democratic surrogates trying to counter the negative GOP messages being ...

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

IOWA CITY – Given that it was a lecture sponsored by The Family Leader, a social conservative group that has asked presidential candidates to sign a pledge of fidelity to their spouses, the only surprise was that it took so long for “the question” to ...

Author: Gazette Staff/SourceMedia | February 7, 2011 | No comments

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has not accepted an invitation to participate in a lecture series organized by The Family Leader, the group’s president and CEO told The Des Moines Register Monday.

Author: Gazette Staff/SourceMedia | February 3, 2011 | No comments

URBANDALE — Every other week for the past two years, the Westside Conservative Club has met over breakfast at the Machine Shed restaurant to do what Tea Party groups do: share worries about President Barack Obama, federal spending and government overreach. Unlike many of those other ...