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Author: James Q. Lynch | August 3, 2011 | No comments

The Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign has announced the formation of three groups of Iowans supporting the Texas congressman’s bid for the GOP nomination. Iowa Rep. Jason Schultz, R-Schleswig, is a member of the national Farmers for Paul Advisory Board. “As a farmer, I have seen the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 3, 2011 | No comments

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has rescheduled his Iowa tour on behalf of his father, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president. The candidate and the senator will make a two-day, five-stop campaign tour in Iowa Aug. 9 and 10.  At the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 1, 2011 | No comments

  Two weeks before the Iowa GOP Straw Poll -- a non-binding popularity contest for 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls -- many of the party’s activists have yet to commit to any candidate. For some, it’s a dilemma of too many good choices. “We have a lot of good ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 28, 2011 | No comments

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s Iowa tea party tour has been cancelled because he will be in Washington for the continuing debt ceiling negotiations and likely votes over the weekend. “Naturally we understand that Sen. Paul is required to be in Washington for a critically important vote ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 28, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich will campaign in Iowa this weekend participating in the Nordic Fest parade in Decorah and attend the Mitchell County Fair July 30. His schedule: 8:15 a.m. - Attend the Nordic Fest pancake breakfast taking place at the Fire Department located at 400 ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 27, 2011 | No comments

IOWA CITY – With missionary zeal, Harry Braun is trying to “ring the bell’’ at the Iowa caucuses. Not “ring the bell” as in wresting the party’s nomination away from incumbent President Barack Obama. Instead, the Arizona Democratic wants Iowa caucus-goers to help set in action ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 26, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann, right, shakes hands with Tim Countryman of Cedar Rapids at a house party sponsored by the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition at the home of Bob and Patti Klaus in Cedar Rapids July 26. (James Q. Lynch/SourceMedia Group News) CEDAR ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 26, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain will embark on his "Common Sense Solutions" bus tour throughout the state of Iowa leading up to the FOX News debate and the Ames Straw Poll. Here's his schedule: Aug. 4: Des Moines, Oskaloosa, West Des Moines Aug. 8: Sioux City, Denison, Council ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 25, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – If U.S. Rep. Ron Paul was a financial investment, Drew Ivers’ challenge would be to convince investors past performance is no indication of future success. Paul finished fifth in the 2008 Iowa precinct caucuses, but Ivers thinks the Texan is the Republican Party’s ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 25, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, who in 12 terms has never voted to raise the federal debt ceiling, expects Congress and the president to reach an agreement to raise the debt limit, but then default on the nation’s debt. Not that he’s suggesting the ...