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

ANAMOSA — Rick Santorum says he’s working harder in Iowa than any other candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Despite bottom rung standing in polls of likely caucusgoers, the former Pennsylvania senator thinks he’s making progress. “I get pigeonholed as social conservative,” he said during a ...

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

  DUBUQUE – Herman Cain says he is being “realistic rather than overly optimistic” in predicting a top three finish in the Iowa precinct caucuses. “You just never know in politics, you can’t accurately predict all the different dynamics that may impact the voters, the caucus-goers,” the ...

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

  If the 2012 presidential nomination contest were a television reality show, Michele Bachmann would be the first candidate voted off. That’s the results of a Poll Position poll of 1,200 voters nationwide. Bachmann was the winner -- or actually the loser -- with 24 percent of ...

Author: Rod Boshart | November 14, 2011 | No comments

WEST DES MOINES – Long-time Iowa Republican Lillie Anderson said Monday that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has turned her into a believer that he should be the next U.S. president. “I didn’t enter as a Gingrich fan,” confided Anderson, 76, who backed former Minnesota Gov. ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 8, 2011 | 1 comment

Cain wanes? Newt waxes? It’s hard to imagine what Herman Cain will say at a press conference later today that will take the minds of the media as well as his supporters off the lengthening list of sexual harassment allegations against the Georgia businessman. However, it appears ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 7, 2011 | No comments

Are you ready to rumble? Former pro wrestler Jesse “The Body” Ventura, who rocked the political establishment when he won a term as governor of Minnesota, is talking about running for president. And he may have just the issue to rally people to his side. Ventura, who like ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 4, 2011 | 1 comment

MARION – “I’m three-for-three,” Josh Romney announced after taking a turn making get-out-the-vote phone calls for Iowa Senate candidate Cindy Golding Nov. 4. The son of 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney added an asterisk to his accomplishment. “That’s two votes for Cindy and a half of ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 4, 2011 | No comments

Mitt Romney will be back on the campaign trail in Iowa Monday, but his advance team arrives today. Romney’s son, Josh, will be in Marion and Cedar Rapids. At 10:15 a.m., he’ll make a stop at Cindy Golding’s campaign headquarters, 1121 7th Ave., Marion, to join ...

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

  Mitt Romney, the will-he-or-won’t-he candidate of the 2012 election cycle will. Campaign in Iowa, that is. The former Massachusetts governor will be back in Iowa Nov. 7, campaigning in Dubuque and Scott counties, territory he carried in 2008 when he was runner-up to former Arkansas Gov. Mike ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | November 2, 2011 | No comments

The University of Northern Iowa will host a weeklong residency beginning Nov. 7 for two theatre companies, New York City's The TEAM (Theatre of the Emerging American Moment) and Portland Oregon's Sojourn Theatre, who are examining the caucus process in Iowa.  They will collaborate to ...

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