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

Mitt Romney has added Gary Grant of  Cedar Rapids, a former district director for U.S. Rep. Jim Leach, to his Iowa Leadership Team. Romney also announced the addition of: President of Rock Communications and ColorFX, Jon Troen, West Des Moines Woodbury County Activist, Brett Lyon, Sioux City Harrison County ...

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

IOWA CITY – Four Republican presidential hopefuls are planning to attend the Johnson County Republican Party’s annual picnic Aug. 5 in what will be a preview of the Iowa GOP Straw Poll a week later. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter ...

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

    CORALVILLE – Tim Pawlenty’s “Road to Results” tour of Iowa got off to a slow start when he got caught in a traffic delay caused by a construction project along Interstate 380. Just as well, according to Democratic critics, who claimed in a prebuttal to the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 15, 2011 | No comments

ANKENY -- 2012 Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Ron Paul again will Cedar Rapids July 25. Paul, will participate in a noon meet-and-greet at the marriott Hotel Rosewood Room. 1200 Collins Rd NE. Here's his schedule: Monday, July 25, 2011 9:30 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn (Grand Ballroom), 1325 Dickinson ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS – While other 2012 Republican hopefuls are counting down the days to the Iowa GOP Straw Poll, Newt Gingrich is looking farther down the road. Gingrich, whose campaign has been hit with a series of setback including the mass resignation of senior ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 13, 2011 | 2 comments

Results of an autodial poll released July 13 show Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann with a wide lead over her competitors I the Iowa precinct caucuses. The poll, conducted for Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies, showed Bachmann winning the support of 29 percent of likely 2012 Iowa ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | July 12, 2011 | No comments

Mitt Romney today named additional members of his Iowa Leadership Team, including a number of Eastern Iowans. The team members are: State Sen. James Hahn, Muscatine Romney For President Iowa Volunteer Legal Counsel And Former Linn County Republican Party Chairman, Mark Hudson, Marion Dallas County GOP Activist, Paul Bissinger Former ...

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: Rod Boshart | July 11, 2011 | No comments

INDIANOLA – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Monday that she opposes raising the national debt ceiling because it would be like raising the limit on the federal government’s credit card and costing Americans more through higher taxes. Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman, told about 50 Cemen ...

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

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain announced new staffing in Iowa as well as details for the grand opening of his campaign’s Iowa headquarters. The new staff includes: Larry Tuel- State Director Lisa Lockwood- Field Staff Zach Dalluge- Field Staff Steven Hensler- Field Staff The team, along with Cain and his national ...

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