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Author: James Q. Lynch | June 21, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES – Rick Santorum is not surprised he hasn’t been anointed him “The Guy” in the field of 2012 Republican hopefuls. However, on his 19th visit to Iowa, the former Pennsylvania senator said the more often he comes back and Iowans have an opportunity see ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | June 17, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – It’s up to Iowa. “The people of Iowa have changed our politics,” Jeff Bell, who advocates for a return to the gold standard, told a Tea Party crowd June 17. “Iowa helps to shape the national debate not only because you are the ...

Author: Richard Pratt | June 17, 2011 | No comments

Twelve-term Republican Congressman and 2012 Presidential candiate Ron Paul will host two special events in western Iowa June 21st as he outlines his vision to restore America. The event in Council Bluffs will begin at 9:30am  June 21 in the Lewis and Clark Room at ...

Author: Associated Press | June 9, 2011 | 4 comments

The entire top echelon of New Gingrich's presidential campaign resigned on Thursday, a stunning mass exodus that left his bid for the Republican nomination in tatters. Rick Tyler, the former U.S. House speaker's spokesman, said that he, campaign manager Rob Johnson and senior strategists had all ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | June 7, 2011 | 1 comment

A day after officially entering the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Rick Santorum waded into a controversy that threatens to further delay the Iowa Legislature’s adjournment. Prior to a meeting with Iowa Right to Life, Santorum offered his support for legislation being considered by the ...

Author: Richard Pratt | June 7, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has received the endorsement of a second Iowa House freshman. Rep. Kim Pearson, R- Pleasant Hill, said June 7 she’s backing the Texas congressman for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. Pearson, a retired attorney and home educator, called Paul “principled ...

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

UPDATED with comments from Herman Cain in Iowa City IOWA CITY -- Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is being roundly criticized in Iowa for his decision to skip the Iowa precinct caucuses because he wants to end subsidies for ethanol, a $1.6 billion industry in Iowa. The ...

Author: Rod Boshart | May 23, 2011 | No comments

  DES MOINES – Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty officially opened his 2012 GOP presidential bid Monday by taking aim at Democratic rival Barack Obama and his policies, promising to tell Americans the truth about tough challenges they must face and offering change that will mean ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | May 13, 2011 | 1 comment

If he joins the race for the White House, Mike Huckabee would be formidable, according to former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who brought his campaign for the 2012 GOP nomination to Eastern Iowa Friday. “Clearly he would be a strong contender in Iowa,” Pawlenty said during ...

Author: Richard Pratt | May 9, 2011 | No comments

Dave Panther, owner of the Hamburg Inn No. 2 in Iowa City, is anticipating another stream of candidates — and a corresponding boost in business — to his restaurant as the Iowa caucus campaign heats up later this year. The restaurant again will hold its Coffee ...

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